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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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2nd zombie paper rises from dead

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. A group of University of Ottawa researchers who wrote about an outbreak of zombie-ism earned the unique distinction of publishing the first paper modelling a fictional disease. But as it turns out, they aren't the only Canadian mathematicians to consider "the zombie problem."

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Would Bill C-61 have protected copyright violators?

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. When the Conservative government attempted to introduce Bill C-61 last year, one of the chief complaints of the bill was the anti-circumvention provision, which essentially made it illegal to break digital locks placed on software or digital data such as music or movie files. A new interpretation shows that provision actually favoured copyright violators.

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Capturing carbon, the old-fashioned way

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. A few weeks ago I had a chance to talk to Francis Zwiers about the complex and evolving process of developing climate models for an upcoming feature. Zwiers, the director of the climate research division at Environment Canada, was preparing for a visit to Alert in Nunavut territory, his first visit to the remote town.

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When free no longer is

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. As a freelance writer a few years back, there was many a day I would head over to the coffee shop or local restaurant during the weekday dead period, plunk down a pen and pad or a computer and get to work. Not everyone is iinto buying things when using Wi-Fi, however, and according to the Wall Street Journal, some restaurants in New York are fighting back.

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Where's the competition?

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. Much of the debate around issues like net neutrality and wireless competition in this country often ends up at the doorstep of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which today issued a report on the state of the communications industry.

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Twitter starts blocking some malicious URLs

By Emily Chung, CBCNews.ca. With Twitter's shortened URL's, you can't always be sure what you're going to get when you click through – a problem that has been exploited by cyber criminals to engage in phishing attacks and the distribution of malware on the microblogging site.

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A map of broadband

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. About four years ago, when I was visiting my soon-to-be-wife at her home in the village of Wakefield, Quebec, I used to try to get some work done on the side using her internet connection. And boy it was slow -- painfully slow compared to what I was used to in Toronto. Now, thanks to a new government page, I can see why.

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Another reason to worry about nuclear attacks

By Emily Chung, CBCNews.ca. Nuclear weapons can flatten cities and fry their inhabitants. Even if you survive, you could still fall victim to radiation sickness or cancer. But that's not all, warns EMPACT America.

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