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January 15, 2019 9:11 PM Google wants court to decide whether search curbs would infringe charter rights

Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien has asked the Federal Court to clarify if Google’s popular search tool is covered by the law governing how companies handle personal information. A man who says a Google search reveals outdated and highly personal information about him will be the test case that helps a judge decide whether the search engine must remove 809

January 15, 2019 7:44 PM Saskatchewan’s Opposition wants review of Huawei’s potential risk to province

Huawei helped build Canada’s 5G wireless networks, which security analysts warn could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians. Daniel Tobok, an international cyber security expert who heads the company Cytelligence, has said Canada is potentially connected to Huawei forever as it will need to rely on the company’s support for maintenance 778

January 11, 2019 4:55 PM ‘Smarter’ rules will ensure all digital players pay for CanCon, panel told

OTTAWA - Canada’s broadcast regulator, and its public broadcaster, want federal lawmakers to ensure Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime pay a share for producing Canadian content. In written submissions to a government panel this week, both the CRTC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation also call on Ottawa to create new rules that encourage news content 190

January 11, 2019 5:00 AM Canadian librarians’ top book picks for January and February

The Golden Tresses is the final book in Cobourg-born writer Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series. “This is a great series! Flavia is a witter, clever and lovable character. Her adventures will have you laughing and cringing at the same time,” says Karly Uhl of Essa Public Library. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden prompted this comment from Stephanie 188

January 7, 2019 11:20 PM U.S. district judge in Russia probe case criticizes attorney as ‘unprofessional’

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday reprimanded an attorney for a Russian company accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, saying his references to Looney Tunes and Animal House in recent court filings are inappropriate. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich confronted attorney Eric Dubelier after his most recent court filing included 150

January 7, 2019 5:47 PM Toronto saw at least 146 suspected opioid deaths in 2018, according to paramedics’ data

At least 146 people died of suspected opioid overdoses in Toronto in 2018, according to data from city paramedics. The tally, which includes all suspected overdose deaths that happen before paramedics arrive or while they are administering care, comes from the first calendar year’s worth of data reported by the city’s public health department. The paramedics’ 177

January 7, 2019 12:18 AM Ukrainian Orthodox Christians formally break from Russia

He had signed the Tomos in a civil ceremony with Poroshenko on Saturday, and sanctified it in a mass on Sunday. The ceremony began before dawn, with priests chanting hymns under a single chandelier in St. George’s Cathedral. The cathedral was flooded with light as the patriarch blessed the new metropolitan, dressed in blue, white and gold vestments and a glittering 152

January 3, 2019 4:59 PM North Korean envoy to Italy vanishes — did he defect?

North Korea, which touts itself as a socialist paradise, is extremely sensitive about defections, especially among its elite diplomatic corps, and has previously insisted that they are South Korean or U.S. plots to undermine its government. About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, according to South 184

January 2, 2019 7:05 PM U.S. fired tear gas into Mexico early on New Year’s Day

TIJUANA, MEXICO—U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the early hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that about 45 migrants got through the first layer of fencing but turned back when they saw the border patrol’s presence 146

January 2, 2019 3:24 PM Netflix pulls talk-show episode critical of Saudis from Saudi Netflix

As news of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death rippled across the world, an assassination that the CIA concluded was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, comedian Hasan Minhaj spent the majority of an episode of his Netflix talk show Patriot Act examining the United States’ relationship to Saudi Arabia, and Mohammed’s touted reputation as a reformer 161