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ROGERS - Linking into the future

May
1
,
2016
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WELCOME to a sprinkling of links — all pointing toward what appears to be our inevitable future. Geoff Watts, having reached a certain age, writes about life with robot companions. It won't be long before mobile computers designed...

ROGERS - Netflix is a good deal, even if you have to follow the rules

April
24
,
2016
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SOME CANADIANS are acting like spoiled children over the fact that Netflix is actually enforcing its own rules. No, you aren't allowed to use VPN to watch content reserved for other countries. This is in the terms of service you agreed...

ROGERS - New ad blocker controversy

April
10
,
2016
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THE CONTROVERSY over ad blocking flared up when Apple made it possible for iPhone users to download apps that delete advertising from websites. There was a surge in interest, but it levelled off and publishers breathed a sigh of relief. But...

ROGERS - Using only common words has limits

April
3
,
2016
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I WAS GOING to write a review of a free new app called Cleartext, but that plan fell apart — mainly because it's almost impossible to type in more than a few words without getting blocked. Cleartext allows you to use only the 1,000...

ROGERS - Poor little Tay was easy prey

March
27
,
2016
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I'VE ONLY ever followed one Twitter bot, and even then only briefly. Someone had created a Twitter account and programmed it so that it automatically replied to people who had misspelled "sneak peek" as "sneak peak." ...

ROGERS - I'm cheering for Hulk Hogan

March
20
,
2016
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FOR THE FIRST time, I’m cheering for Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan is not one of my favourite people, but I'm glad he won his case against Gawker. We might not care much about the privacy of a larger-than-life celebrity, but we should all...

ROGERS - One step to a more secure computer

March
13
,
2016
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MANY OF US are blissfully unaware of the existence of the Adobe Flash Player as we browse the web — until we're hit with a notice telling us need to download and install it. There are still videos, games and even entire websites...

ROGERS - Better rules needed for online hate

February
28
,
2016
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IN RECENT WEEKS, the phrase "reasonable fear" has become controversial in Canada. That's because it is held as a standard in criminal harassment cases. In Ontario, a man was brought to trial on a charge of harassing two women via...

ROGERS - Why you should be on Apple's side

February
21
,
2016
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THE FBI has a court order that would force Apple to create special software that would allow the agency to get into an encrypted word iPhone that was used by one of the two terrorists involved in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. ...

ROGERS - Newspaper bosses need to say why

January
31
,
2016
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AUTHOR Simon Sinek has a theory about why people become loyal to certain products or brands. He says it starts with why — the motivation of the people who run the company. What makes the CEO get out of bed in the morning? What does he...