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Girls Around Me: Free iPhone app preys on women using Facebook, Foursquare

A new iPhone app makes it easier for stalkers to prey on women.

Taking it in Stride: Weekly News Update from

Canadians have made some big strides forward in the fight for the open and affordable Internet. This week, the CRTC, in an effort to become a more transparent entity, began proceedings to determine...

Bell Set to Get Even Bigger: Weekly News Update from

Big Telecom giant Bell will soon be in control of Astral Media, and the cellphone, Internet, radio, and television holdings that come with it. This means that Big Telecom—a group notorious for...

Mike Daisey's fictional attack on Apple and Foxconn reveals fact of Silicon Valley greed

Mike Daisey's attack on Apple and Foxconn on NPR's "This American Life" may not have been accurate but it revealed the truth.

Top Vancouver Events March 14-20: bus flashmob, DIY and yoga

This week's top events include the intriguing Maker Faire, billed as "the greatest show and tell on Earth". The Electro Swing Club is back with their monthly sassy event. Missed the last one? Read...

Online spying, and where MPs stand on the issue: update from

OpenMedia has just launched a new tool that will let MPs show that they stand with Canada against warrantless online spying, and we're asking Canadians to visit to send a...

Japanese emoticon guide and translation

A quick and easy guide to Japanese "kaomoji" emoticons.

Yumemiru, the iPhone app that can control your dreams (maybe)

A new iPhone app claims to be able to influence your dream, be it to fall in love or to get rich. Is there anything an app can't do?

WTF is Pinterest?

Pin images you find on the web on the online pinboard "Pinterest," and create a community for "the things you love." Like Furniture. Simply, find a photo, and rake it with a "Pin It" button. The...

Rolling Over Speed Bumps: weekly news update from

It's the beginning of the end for Internet throttling, and OpenMedia's newest campaign is coming into play as the hotly contested Bill C-11 moves through the House of Commons.