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Finland makes broadband a legal right

By Peter Nowak, CBCNews.ca. There's a debate going on in Canada right now over how we can get more people to sign up for broadband access. A recent industry-funded report found that 30 per cent of Canadian households still haven't signed up for it, whether it's because they can't afford it or they're simply not technically literate enough.

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Google Maps goes it alone

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca. The blog ReadWriteWeb is reporting that Google Maps will no longer get its U.S. map data from Tele Atlas and will instead go it alone, relying on its own data.

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Street view sight-seeing comes to Canada

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca. Google Street View has been live in certain Canadian cities for just over a day, and people have been busily combing the virtual streets looking for interesting sights capture by Google's camera cars.

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Google Wave invitation day

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca. Today's the day that 100,000 invitations for the preview Google Wave go out to a lucky few. Google has quite clearly stated on its blog who will get beta invites, but that hasn't stopped everyone else from begging for their golden ticket.

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Google Wave gives up on Internet Explorer

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca. The developers of Google Wave — the tech giant's next-generation communication platform that combines email, instant messaging, wikis and file sharing — seem to have thrown up their hands when it comes to supporting Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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Dooce lets her blog trolls feed her

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca. Heather Armstrong of the blog dooce.com recently unveiled an interesting, and remunerative, way for dealing with her hate mail: post it in a separate blog and slap on enough ads to make a Nascar driver blush.

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Greece endorses Google's M-Labs

By Peter Nowak, CBCNews.ca. Eight months ago, Google launched a nifty feature called M-Labs (a.k.a. Measurement Labs). The tool is designed to give internet users some idea of how their connections are being handled by service providers. M-Labs lets you see how your ISP is managing your connection, what kind of bandwidth it's giving you and whether or not you're being throttled. Greece's telecommunications regulator is now endorsing it.

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Wikipedia puts suspect changes on orange alert

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has long pushed for accuracy on par or better than regular encyclopedias. Now they are hoping a new tool will make it easier for users to spot potential mistakes or vandalism.

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Microsoft in hot water over photoshopped ad

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. Software giant Microsoft has apologized after it was discovered that an ad on Microsoft's Polish business unit had altered a photo of a group of three people sitting at a boardroom table, changing the race of one of the people from black to white.

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Australia biggest ISP admits to lying

By Peter Nowak, CBCNews.ca. Last week saw an interesting revelation from Telstra, Australia's biggest phone and internet provider. New CEO David Thodey admitted to a court that Telstra had lied to block rival internet service providers from accessing its network. Under previous CEO Sol Trujillo, an American, Telstra had told other ISPs that several of its downtown telephone exchanges were full so they couldn't install their own equipment and thereby provide customers with their own services. There was, in fact, plenty of space but Telstra was playing dirty tricks to cut its competitors off at the knees.

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