Panti Bliss and her amazing speech on homophobia

Over the weekend, an Irish drag queen called Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill) made a very passionate speech about homophobia, just after a play finished at the Abbey theater in Ireland. According to an Irish publication called The Journal, the debate itself arose from a TV network’s retraction of comments that she made on the air
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NSA Spying via Angry Birds, Google Maps and others…

More Privacy-Related Stuff: The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect — including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times and The Guardian.  
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2014 is going to be an interesting year in I.T.

2014 is going to be an interesting year. Anyone who knows me has heard me rant on the many issues with privacy in I.T. “Cloud this” or “Patriot Act that” often punctuate my discussions with non-I.T. muggles about the situation involving some technology that they have either adopted, or are thinking of adopting. Beginning (in
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Join David Suzuki and Stand With the Dene Alliance

I have long been an opponent of the the Northern Gateway Pipeline, which could have devastating effects on the BC coast in case of a tanker spill and will further contribute to the environmental destruction here in Alberta. The pipeline has just come closer to being approved, by a recommendation from the environmental review panel,
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City of Edmonton makes a big BooBoo

Those of us who work in I.T. know that “Cloud” is the sexy new term on everyone’s lips. The number of 20 somethings that tell me “I’m storing my things in the cloud…” is amazing. “Cloud” just means “on a computer somewhere”.  One that’s accessible via the internet. The Huge, World-Changing Ramifications for Canadian Businesses
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