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Ottawa should address AI’s impact on workers’ rights, privacy: parliamentary report

Artificial intelligence will have an impact on the Canadian labour force, a parliamentary committee recently heard, and MPs are suggesting ways the federal government can better prepare.  Witnesses described the “rapid pace” of AI technology being implemented, a new report says. “While technological shifts can be disruptive, there are likely to be benefits, including for […]

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Ontario’s need for nurses, PSWs to top 33K and 50K by 2032: document

Ontario will need 33,200 more nurses and 50,853 more personal support workers by 2032, the government projects — figures it tried to keep secret but were obtained by The Canadian Press. The government recently won a fight in front of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to keep those figures under wraps after denying access to […]

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B.C. confident that cybersecurity attacks on government were state directed

A state or state-sponsored actor was likely responsible for a series of cybersecurity attacks targeting British Columbia government networks, Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s public safety minister and solicitor general, said Friday. He said he personally did not know the identity of the state or state-sponsored actor, and was currently not prepared to identify them if he […]

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Maryland governor signs online data privacy bills

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore signed two measures into law on Thursday that are aimed at better protecting personal data online from Big Tech, including a bill making Maryland the second state to try to create strong limits on information collected on children. The measure, known as the Maryland Kids Code, seeks […]

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Michigan former clerk and attorney charged after alleged unauthorized access to 2020 voter data

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general announced charges Wednesday against a former township clerk and a lawyer who had supported attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, alleging they accessed voting systems without authorization in a search of fraud. Former Adams Township Clerk Stephanie Scott, a Republican, and her attorney, Stefanie […]

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B.C. government networks hit by ‘sophisticated cybersecurity incidents’: Eby

British Columbia Premier David Eby said late Wednesday that the province had identified “sophisticated cybersecurity incidents” involving government networks. A government source later said the incidents were related to a directive to all provincial employees early last week that they should immediately change their passwords. That directive had previously been described by B.C.’s Office of […]

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Minister said ‘hundreds’ of Canadians might use Gaza visa. More than 7,500 applied.

More than 7,500 Canadians signed up in the first three months of the year to get family out of Gaza through a federal visa pathway that lawyers have described as onerous, chaotic and nearly impossible to complete. The numbers obtained by The Canadian Press through a freedom of information request are “shocking,” said Debbie Rachlis, […]

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Net neutrality restored as FCC votes to regulate internet providers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to restore “net neutrality” rules that prevent broadband internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from favoring some sites and apps over others. The move effectively reinstates a net neutrality order the commission first issued in 2015 during the Obama administration. In 2017, under then-President […]

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Transgender activists flood Utah tip line with hoax reports to block bathroom law enforcement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender activists have flooded a Utah tip line created to alert state officials to possible violations of a new bathroom law with thousands of hoax reports in an effort to shield trans residents and their allies from any legitimate complaints that could lead to an investigation.  The onslaught has led […]

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TikTok sues US to block law that could ban the social media platform

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Transgender activists have flooded a Utah tip line created to alert state officials to possible violations of a new bathroom law with thousands of hoax reports in an effort to shield trans residents and their allies from any legitimate complaints that could lead to an investigation.  The onslaught has led […]

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TikTok sues US to block law that could ban the social media platform

TikTok and its Chinese parent company filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a new American law that would ban the popular video-sharing app in the U.S. unless it’s sold to an approved buyer, saying it unfairly singles out the platform and is an unprecedented attack on free speech.  In its lawsuit, ByteDance says the new law […]

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TikTok has sued the US over a law that could ban its app. What’s the legal outlook?

NEW YORK (AP) — A newly minted law forcing TikTok’s parent company to sell the video-sharing platform or face a ban in the U.S. could be in for an uphill battle in court. The app’s China-based owner, ByteDance, filed a lawsuit Tuesday, calling the measure unconstitutional. Critics of the sell-or-be-banned ultimatum argue it violates TikTok […]

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