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Privacy advocates release free tool to detect spyware on PCs
A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used to spy on journalists and activists.
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Porn-induced erectile dysfunction, and other problems facing Gen-XXX
The generation that came of age in the past decade is “the world’s greatest social experimentin terms of what unlimited access to pornography can do to the young brain
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CommentStrange | 7:21 AM on Friday
Three people were caught having "sexual activity" on board a Toronto streetcar Thursday evening, as the TTC's 504 King was making its way through the downtown core.
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CommentSports | 7:31 AM on Friday
On the morning of Oct. 7, two days before the Blue Jackets opened the 2014-15 season, Jack Johnson left his Ferrari parked in the garage of his Dublin apartment and drove his BMW to a federal courthouse Downtown to file for bankruptcy. Johnson has earned
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CommentMisc World | 7:10 AM on Friday
Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:09 AM on Friday
Sexual allegations such as those against comedian Bill Cosby are unlikely to make it to a U.S. court because the maximum time for starting legal proceedings has passed, say some experts who wish American statutes of limitations were more like Canada's.
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CommentHealth | 7:06 AM on Friday
There's something gentle and peaceful about a snowfall — that is, until it comes to shovelling the stuff, at which point it can actually become deadly.
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CommentLaw & Order | 7:01 AM on Friday
The RCMP has abandoned some investigations because of a key Supreme Court ruling that said police require a warrant or other legal tool to obtain basic Internet subscriber information, an internal government memo says.
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CommentBusiness | 6:57 AM on Friday
Women and men are paying different amounts for similar, comparable products at major retailers, and Canada has no consumer protection against price discrimination based on gender, CBC's Marketplace found.
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CommentMisc CDN | 6:56 AM on Friday
People in the aviation world are commending an Air Tindi pilot for landing a Cessna 208 Caravan safely Thursday on the ice of Great Slave Lake outside Yellowknife.
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CommentEnvironmental | 6:49 AM on Friday
The planet notched its warmest October ever, continuing on its track for the warmest year on record as global warming continues unabated, scientists announced Thursday.
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CommentSports | 4:40 PM on Thursday
The B.C. Lions have fired head coach Mike Benevides after the team's 50-17 defeat by Montreal in the CFL East Division semifinal.
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CommentMisc CDN | 5:19 PM on Thursday
As a taxidermist, Wilf Lloyd loves bringing hunted animals back to life, but he isn't sure he wants to stuff the grizzly bear that almost killed him. The 55-year-old man from Cranbrook, was elk hunting last month near Fernie, when he was attacked by a tow
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CommentUncle Sam | 4:50 PM on Thursday
A time capsule hidden for more than a hundred years at one of Boston's most popular tourist attractions was opened on Friday in Boston.
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CommentMisc World | 1:10 PM on Thursday
In collaboration with privacy and civil rights organizations, Amnesty International launched Detekt, an app that enables people to scan their devices for traces of surveillance spyware, created with activists and journalists in mind. The free web tool,
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CommentTech | 12:12 PM on Thursday
Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien warned senators today that the increased police powers proposed in the government's cyberbullying bill need to be matched with ways of tracking their use.
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CommentMilitary | 11:56 AM on Thursday
Seventeen Second World War veterans in Montreal have been awarded the French Legion of Honour, including one who will turn 100 next year. An emotional ceremony featuring the 17 was held today in the presence of Philippe Zeller, the French ambassador to
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CommentMisc World | 10:15 AM on Thursday
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday pardoned Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison for spreading propaganda, insulting Islam and cooperating
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CommentLaw & Order | 9:47 AM on Thursday
The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed.
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CommentTech | 7:43 AM on Thursday
A new international test shows Ontario students are among the most computer literate even though the province's schools generally put less priority on facilitating the use of technology than other participating countries.
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CommentSports | 7:37 AM on Thursday
Steven Pinizzotto first hit the ice as a junior hockey player for the Oakville Blades in the 2000-01 season. On Wednesday night in Edmonton, some 14 years later, he scored his first National Hockey League goal.
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CommentEnvironmental | 7:33 AM on Thursday
Jo Ann Brown knew there was an all-white deer in the area around her husband's family farm near Stratton, about 400 kilometres west of Thunder Bay.
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CommentHealth | 7:32 AM on Thursday
A new report says that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion US annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism.
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CommentTech | 7:31 AM on Thursday
Experts have a message for anyone with webcams, baby monitors and home security cameras: change your password now.
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CommentTech | 7:23 AM on Thursday
Most of the minivans' structures collapsed from the force of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's verlap front crash test
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CommentTech | 7:00 AM on Thursday
The Harper government passed up conducting its own internal analysis on the job-creation potential of its $550-million small-business job credit, relying instead on numbers produced by an interest group, the finance minister revealed Wednesday.
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CommentMisc World | 6:46 AM on Thursday
Anti-corruption protests are growing all over the world from central Europe to South America and some of the poorest parts of Africa. They are being fuelled by social media and the growing sense that enough is enough, Brian Stewart writes.
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CommentTech | 6:23 AM on Thursday
Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full off Ap
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CommentTech | 6:21 AM on Thursday
Forget what you think you know about dashing through the snow Winter driving has provided more than its share of wake-up calls to motorists smug in their supposed knowledge of dealing with nasty weather.
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CommentMisc World | 6:07 AM on Thursday
The Israeli military says militants in the Gaza Strip have test-fired rockets into the Mediterranean Sea, in an apparent attempt to show off their capabilities amid increased tensions in the wake of this week's deadly synagogue attack.
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CommentFunny | 6:02 AM on Thursday
CONTENT WARNING: ITEM CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER. A CBC Saskatchewan caller delivers a blustery rant about winter -- and the wind.
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CommentUncle Sam | 5:39 AM on Thursday
Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic.