In the world of technology, it all keeps coming back to privacy

Privacy is the issue that sucks up all the air in most debates about modern technology See the original article on CBC.ca from May 2, 2017 Every week, there’s a new story with the same issues. As a columnist, I’m constantly on the lookout for something happening in tech that will make for an interesting discussion.

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Facebook says its mind-reading project is all about improving our lives. Yeah… right

Surely advertisers aren’t interested in getting into our heads, right? See the original article on CBC.ca from April 24, 2017 Last week, Facebook announced that it’s working on new technology to read our minds — yes, you read that right — all in the interest of making our lives easier. That’s according to Regina Dugan,

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Why we should be thanking Burger King for hijacking our smart home devices

The tactic was annoying, yes, but it also woke us up to vulnerabilities within our own homes See the original article on CBC.ca from April 18, 2017 Last week, television viewers might have been surprised, and probably slightly annoyed, when their Google Home devices started listing off the ingredients of a Whopper hamburger. The smart

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Being addicted to technology is not the same as being literate in it

Literacy involves critical thinking and contextual awareness. Addiction does not See the original article on CBC.ca from April 11, 2017 Last week, I wrote a column arguing that if we’re so worried about the amount of time kids spend in front of their screens, perhaps we adults need to adjust our own behaviour. In response to the piece,

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