A Google incident report labeled “Confidential – Not for publication” about a Google Chat outage was apparently leaked. The document provides a rare glimpse into how Google’s backend can fail. While this is not connected to Google’s recent indexing failures, it does provide a view of the complexity of Google’s systems and the kinds of things that can go wrong.
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COVID-19 is transforming the way Canadians use their identity documents and how they prioritize accessing services digitally. According to a new survey from Interac Corp., three in four Canadians (75 per cent) say government services should be accessible online instead of in-person, with approximately half agreeing it is more important now than pre-COVID-19 to access health (55 per cent) and government services (50 per cent), such as renewing a driver’s licence and registering for benefits, online.
There is no magic legislative bullet to control objectionable content on social media, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc says.
LeBlanc told a virtual conference on democracy Wednesday if there were a simple answer, many other western democracies would have already passed such laws. In general, LeBlanc said, he favours countering false information rather than restricting it.