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Members of the City and Borough of Juneau City Assembly during a Zoom meeting. (Screenshot)

‘Zoom fatigue’: New study suggests human brains need in-person interaction

Montreal researchers find brains ‘synchronize’ better when people are talking in person

 

Bill C-11 aims to update Canada’s broadcasting law so it reflects the advent of online streaming platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and Netflix. (pixabay photo)

Liberal online streaming bill could discriminate against American firms: U.S. Embassy

U.S. officials are holding consultations with businesses about how Bill C-11 could affect operations

 

FILE - A driver charges his car at a Tesla Supercharger station, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Miami. A tweet from Elon Musk indicating that Tesla might allow some owners who are testing a “Full Self-Driving” system to disable an alert that reminds them to keep their hands on the steering wheel has drawn attention from U.S. safety regulators. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Feds reviewing Musk tweet about disabling driver monitoring

At least 14 Teslas have crashed into emergency vehicles while using the Autopilot system

 

FILE - Meta’s logo can be seen on a sign at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2022. Irish regulators on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2023 hit Facebook parent Meta with hundreds of millions in fines and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to seeing personalized ads based on their online activity. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)

Ireland fines Meta 390M euros in latest privacy crackdown

Fifth fine against Facebook’s parent in the country since 2021, totalling more than 900 million euros

FILE - Meta’s logo can be seen on a sign at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2022. Irish regulators on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2023 hit Facebook parent Meta with hundreds of millions in fines and banned the company from forcing European users to agree to seeing personalized ads based on their online activity. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File)
FILE - A Twitter logo hangs outside the company’s San Francisco offices on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz has become the latest journalist to be banned from Twitter. Lorenz says she and another Post technology reporter, Drew Harwell, were researching an article concerning Twitter CEO Elon Musk. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Elon Musk Twitter poll ends with users seeking his departure

More than half of the 17.5 million respondents voted “yes” to Musk’s Twitter question

FILE - A Twitter logo hangs outside the company’s San Francisco offices on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. The Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz has become the latest journalist to be banned from Twitter. Lorenz says she and another Post technology reporter, Drew Harwell, were researching an article concerning Twitter CEO Elon Musk. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez responds to a question during question period, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Ottawa. Rodriguez accused Facebook on Thursday of trying to intimidate Canadians with threats of pulling news content from its platform, following the adoption of Bill C-18 in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Facebook intimidating Canadians with threats to pull news from platform: Ottawa

Meta says bill ‘forces us to consider removing news from Facebook in Canada’

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez responds to a question during question period, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Ottawa. Rodriguez accused Facebook on Thursday of trying to intimidate Canadians with threats of pulling news content from its platform, following the adoption of Bill C-18 in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Keiko the 14-year-old pug gets himself unstuck from behind a couch. (Image courtesy Shelby Jack/@glambyshelby)

Old pug’s bewilderment after getting lost in its Vancouver Island home makes for viral video

Fashion and lifestyle content creator’s new TikTok followers want to see more of her 14-year-old dog

Keiko the 14-year-old pug gets himself unstuck from behind a couch. (Image courtesy Shelby Jack/@glambyshelby)
A Ridge-Meadows Minor Hockey Association player is facing discipline for sharing images of undressed teammates on social media. (Pexels/Tima Miroshnichenko photo)

Who should be teaching kids what not to do on social media? Coaches, teachers, parents

A youth hockey player posted images of undressed teammates on Snapchat, sparking questions about who should be teaching privacy ethics

A Ridge-Meadows Minor Hockey Association player is facing discipline for sharing images of undressed teammates on social media. (Pexels/Tima Miroshnichenko photo)
The report revealed a higher need for media literacy among Canadian youth. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Wilfredo Lee)

Majority of Canadian youth witness racism and sexism online: report

The study found that youth ages 12-17, are ill-equipped to respond to harmful content online

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The report revealed a higher need for media literacy among Canadian youth. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Wilfredo Lee)
Norah Myers advocates Pilates as a beneficial exercise for people with disabilities. (Photo by Lucas Grosse)

B.C. TikTok creator goes viral pushing back against bullies online

Pilates advocate promotes body neutrality, diversity in wellness leadership

Norah Myers advocates Pilates as a beneficial exercise for people with disabilities. (Photo by Lucas Grosse)
Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-11, in the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Online Streaming Act won’t police user-generated content: heritage minister

Bill meant to make streaming giants contribute to the creation and availability of Canadian content

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez prepares to appear before the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-11, in the Senate of Canada Building in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Oct. 30, 2022, in Los Angeles. Much like many of Twitter’s hundreds of millions of users, professional sports stars are also dealing with the chaos and uncertainty surrounding the microblogging app since Elon Musk took it over and began trimming the staff and making other changes. Even the people paid to advise the athletes are not necessarily sure how to proceed as Twitter evolves — or maybe goes away entirely. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Amid Musk Twitter chaos, athletes & celebs cope just like us

No, LeBron James does not want to be traded — that was…

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James looks on during an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Oct. 30, 2022, in Los Angeles. Much like many of Twitter’s hundreds of millions of users, professional sports stars are also dealing with the chaos and uncertainty surrounding the microblogging app since Elon Musk took it over and began trimming the staff and making other changes. Even the people paid to advise the athletes are not necessarily sure how to proceed as Twitter evolves — or maybe goes away entirely. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
CRTC Chair Ian Scott waits to appear before the Heritage Committee on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The chair of Canada’s broadcasting regulator says a controversial online streaming bill will not result in the policing of user-generated content or the mandating of specific algorithms on platforms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CRTC chair says online streaming bill won’t police user-generated content, algorithms

Bill creates policy framework that would apply to giants such as YouTube, TikTok and Spotify

CRTC Chair Ian Scott waits to appear before the Heritage Committee on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The chair of Canada’s broadcasting regulator says a controversial online streaming bill will not result in the policing of user-generated content or the mandating of specific algorithms on platforms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Twitter logo is seen at the social media company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
The Twitter logo is seen at the social media company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. (Stephen Lam/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
FILE - The Twitter application is seen on a digital device Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. The number of posts on Twitter containing racial slurs has soared since Elon Musk purchased the influential platform, new research shows. Analysts at the Center for Countering Digital Hate searched for English-language posts containing one of several different racial slurs. They found that the use of all of them went up in the first full week after Musk bought Twitter. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Tweets with racial slurs soar since Musk takeover: Report

Increase in slurs targeting LGBTQ2s folks also seen

FILE - The Twitter application is seen on a digital device Monday, April 25, 2022, in San Diego. The number of posts on Twitter containing racial slurs has soared since Elon Musk purchased the influential platform, new research shows. Analysts at the Center for Countering Digital Hate searched for English-language posts containing one of several different racial slurs. They found that the use of all of them went up in the first full week after Musk bought Twitter. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
FILE - Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco on Nov. 4, 2022. Twitter said Tuesday, Nov. 8, that it will add a gray “official” label to some high-profile accounts to indicate that they are authentic, the latest twist in new owner Elon Musk’s chaotic overhaul of the platform’s verification system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Musk seeks to reassure advertisers on Twitter after chaos

New “official” label on high-profile Twitter accounts abolished just hours after it was introduced

FILE - Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco on Nov. 4, 2022. Twitter said Tuesday, Nov. 8, that it will add a gray “official” label to some high-profile accounts to indicate that they are authentic, the latest twist in new owner Elon Musk’s chaotic overhaul of the platform’s verification system. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
A Twitter headquarters sign is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
A Twitter headquarters sign is shown in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
People walk outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Musk threatens to boot Twitter account impersonators

Numerous comedians jokingly impersonated Musk after paid verification announcement

People walk outside Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Employees were bracing for widespread layoffs at Twitter on Friday, as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the social platform. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
FILE - The Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2022. Elon Musk wants to change how Twitter doles out its checkmark badges for verified accounts. While the “blue check” is at times viewed as an elite status symbol for the rich and famous, its purpose has always been to ensure that the people and accounts tweeting are who they say they are. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Twitter’s blue check: Vital verification or status symbol?

Elon Musk wants to turn this verification system into a revenue source for the company

FILE - The Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2022. Elon Musk wants to change how Twitter doles out its checkmark badges for verified accounts. While the “blue check” is at times viewed as an elite status symbol for the rich and famous, its purpose has always been to ensure that the people and accounts tweeting are who they say they are. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Sustainable Finance Forum on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

VIDEO: Trudeau mulls government use of Twitter amid Musk takeover

Prime minister says they’ll monitor the situation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Sustainable Finance Forum on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
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