Hi, I wanted to share with you a new that I read this weekend from The Globe And Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/your-smartphone-is-making-you-stupid/article37511900/ It is about how smartphones have changed the way our brain works, how it has been influencing our way to communicate and to access media. Family interaction is affected starting from breastfeeding. Apps would have been […]
Journalistically one should never “bury your lead”, so the story above (click on it) tells you the current state of play. The CRTC’s (17 page) decision to make removing authorization for simultaneous substitution under it’s regulations can be found below if you are hungering for lots of background detail… The Simultaneous Substitution Regulations can be […]
The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision today, in which they upheld the lower Court’s ruling that forced a Vice reporter to hand over some materials to the RCMP. Interesting to see if it does end up going to the SCC.
Here’s a story about a 9th Circuit decision, from Ars. Apparently the internet doesn’t count as a “communication channel,” according to the “expert” from FOX. Those alternative facts are pretty convincing, it would seem.
Hi all, I came across an article which makes an interesting addendum to the topic on which I presented last week: “Why Mobile Game Ads Look Nothing Like the Game” (Motherboard). As the title implies, it focuses on ads for mobile games (on TV and elsewhere), and has more of an American perspective than our […]
Hello everyone, Here’s a very intriguing article from The New Yorker about information processing and human perception. I suspect that many of you will find this piece interesting and (perhaps more importantly) enjoyable to read. The author relates modern phenomena (e.g. fake news) to key developments in our ancient past, with references to a variety […]
The CRTC took submissions from interested parties on the topic of a “Netflix Tax.” It is not available on the main CRTC site (that I’ve seen) but the submissions made are available on a separate site: http://www.canadiancontentconsultations.ca/home Notably, the submission from the CBC is essentially in favour of letting Netflix continue to operate as they have, as […]
The “cloud” has come to mean the storing and accessing of data (including programs) over the internet rather than on on our device (computer, phone or otherwise). The official definition of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of […]