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In the news … May 18. 2014

Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers – April 2014

Here’s a look at some key trends and numbers that are impacting Canada’s digital economy for April 2014

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The trouble with Canada’s Digital Privacy Act

Shutterstock_113345188Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian has been in the news this week, following her investigation into Canada’s practice of sharing personal (health) information stored by the Canadian Police Information Centre with U.S. border officials.

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Computer coding a growing trend in Canadian classrooms

New Brunswick middle school to be featured in upcoming documentary 'Code Kids'

Girls-learning-codeThe Canadian Press  

It's still small, but there's a movement afoot to teach coding to Canadian kids at school.

Given the increasingly important role that technology is playing in today's culture, business and everyday life, children should be exposed to computer tools as soon as possible, according to Leroy Vincent, a technology and art specialist at the River Valley Middle School in Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B.

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ICTC: What the cloud means for Canadian tech careers

Screen-Shot-2014-05-05-at-1.59.36-PM.pngCloud computing has divided CIOs into two camps: early adopters who are eager to take advantage of emerging technologies, and skeptics who feel cloud adoption is an unnecessary risk. While cloud computing is today mainstream, accessible, and affordable to consumers and businesses, it still faces a barrage of scrutiny from industry and government leaders.

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