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Canada’s PM Shows Reporter He Knows Quantum Computing

When you go to a press talk at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, you expect there to be some smart remarks about what people may or may not know. Be warned, if…

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Police In Canada Used BlackBerry’s Key To Read Encrypted BBM Messages

When it comes to mobile phones Blackberry pride themselves on their security, with many companies taking up the device as their go-to model thanks to its support and security features. It now appears that those security…

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Ubisoft Seeks Canadian Help Against Vivendi Hostile Takeover

Even as Ubisoft has strong plans for the future, those goals may never be reached if the latest reports are true. According to French law, any shareholder with more than a 30% stake in a company…

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BlackBerry Lays Off 200 Employees in Restructuring Programme

BlackBerry’s position in the global smartphone market has been extremely fragile due to the rise of iOS and Android devices. Additionally, the BlackBerry 10 operating system was a commercial failure and struggled to entice app developers…

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Sony Denies PlayStation VR Price Leak

We’ve recently seen the Oculus Rift become available for pre-orders and the first batch of them was gone very quickly, so there is a market for these virtual reality devices despite their somewhat high price for…

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Anonymous Attacks The Canadian Government and Leaks Classified Data

In the real world, the establishment counteracts instances of criminality by an extensive array of resources and a structured organisation. In cyberspace, groups such as Anonymous are organised, well versed in operational hacking activities and are…

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The Latest Adventure of John McAfee? Arrested Again!

Oh John, you’re entertaining but as sane as a lorry load of peanuts. John has been arrested again and this time the charge is for DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence, this…

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Hitchhiking Robot Is Vandalised After Just Two Weeks in the US

You did indeed read this correctly, a hitchhiking robot which was created by a team of intelligent minds with the aim of experimenting with artificial intelligence and human interaction, has become unstuck after entering and travelling…

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KFC Puts a Printer in its Chicken Bucket

The brains behind KFC’s masterworks, the ketosis-inducing Double Down and the Zinger Tower burger, the perfect nightcap to an evening on the ale – not to mention the Colonel’s secret blend of eleven herbs and spices…

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PayPal’s One Touch Feature Expands to Other Non-US Markets

PayPal introduced the One Touch feature last year when it first rolled out to mobile devices in the US. Retailers who already had a PayPal payment feature could switch automatically and allow customers to make payments without…

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Website can Identify Birds Through Photos

A new website has crept up recently, created in a collaboration between Cornell University and Visipedia research project. The website isn’t fully automated just yet; it current works off an image that you upload and then…

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Canadian Telecoms Boss Publicly Shames Daughter For Netflix VPN “Piracy”

The new President of Canadian telecoms company Bell Media has branded her daughter a “thief” and reprimanded her for watching US Netflix through a VPN. Mary Ann Turcke found out that her 15-year-old daughter was accessing…

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A Canadian Hoverboards Across Lake & Makes World Record

Catalin Alexandru Duru, a Canadian inventor just managed to use his invention, the first real-life hoverboard, to cross by hovering across over 300 Meters (1000 feet) the Quebec lake. He invented a hoverboard which he claims that it…

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Secret Service Agencies Wanted to Put Malware on Your Android Phones

I don’t think it will be a shock to hear about yet another way government agencies try to spy on people, but they are getting bolder day after day it seems. A recently leaked document by…

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University of Toronto Creates Online Database of Leaked Snowden Documents

The University of Toronto, in partnership with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), has created an online searchable database of every document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that has been subsequently been published in the…

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Apple Increases Prices of Its Products in Non-US Countries

While Apple has discounted the price of its Apple TV in North America to $69, the company seems to be doing the exact opposite to a lot of its products around the world. This comes as…

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Phone Tech Support Scammer Threatens to Kill Sceptical Mark

Ten years ago, the most common internet-related scam was the infamous “419” confidence trick, e-mails promising vast wealth in exchange for a small investment. So infamous, in fact, that few people fall for it anymore. So,…

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HitchBOT, the Hitchhiking Robot, to Travel Across Germany

HitchBOT, the Canadian hitchhiking robot, is set for a road trip across Germany. Last year, HitchBOT thumbed its way around Canada, from Halifax to Victoria, talking and tweeting along the way. Professor Frauke Zeller, HitchBOT’s co-creator…

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Samsung Purchase of BlackBerry Rumoured

Canadian smartphone giant BlackBerry is set to be bought by rival Samsung for a massive £4.9 billion ($7.9 billion), if rumours are to be believed. News outlet Reuters reports that the news comes from someone “familiar…

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Canada Blames Chinese Army Unit for Cyberattack

Canada announced on Tuesday that A highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor had hacked into the National Research Council, a leading body that works close with major companies such as aircraft and train maker Bombardier Inc. The Chinese…

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Hitchhiking Robot Is Halfway across Canada

Meet hitchBOT, this very colourful robot is making its way across Canada by hitchhiking. Although this robot might be lacking some fashion sense, it does have a few tricks up its sleeve. It has twitter so…

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Canada and NASA Team Up To Stop Asteroid That Could Hit Earth

Canada is said to be teaming up with NASA to work on its Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer mission, or OSIRIS-REx for short, having its main objective be the first US probe to return…

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Uncovered Hacking Plot Points to China Buying Stolen US Military Data

The recent news reveals that the US authorities have charged a Chinese business man with hacking into the Boeing computer systems and other firms with large defense contacts, stealing their data and then selling it to…

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Tor/Tails Linux Users and Linux Journal Readers Tagged as “Extremists” by NSA

Tor and Tails Linux Users, as well as Linux Journal readers have been apparently tagged as ‘extremists’ by the National Security Agency, having leaked documents reveal that the XKeyscore snooping program is apparently targeting anyone who…

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Windows 8 Usage Growing Rapidly In Canada

It isn’t news to say that Windows 8 has had a tough time in many markets and uptake had been fairly slow. However, in the last year Microsoft’s newest OS has gained significant traction and new…

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Worldwide Bitcoin Regulations Still Unclear, Law Library of Congress Survey Reports

There were many questions on how can the Bitcoin be taxed, having more and more countries coming up with different ways on how the cryptocurrency could be treated. While countries such as Germany do not consider…

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Canadian CSEC Not Too Different From NSA-like Actions, Says Leaked Snowden Report

Recent Snowden leaks reveal that Canada is as good at spying as any other agency there is (yes NSA, you are not the biggest and the baddest). It appears that the documents reveal spying operations and…