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One Degree Friday June 11 2021

How to check if you’re part of the Facebook data breach

By now, you have probably heard of the huge Facebook data breach, in which upwards of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries had personal data leaked online, including phone numbers, Facebook IDs, birthdates — you name it.

Your first question will be, of course, how to check whether you are part of that breach. There are a couple of places out there where you can find out whether your data has been compromised.


Halifax Company Launches First Canadian-Made Social Media Tool

If you want to share a quick piece of writing with the world, you can use social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook. If you are confidant in front of a camera, you can upload a picture or short videos to Instagram or Tik Tok. But what if you simply want to talk?
One can argue the ancient form of oral communication is getting lost in the digital noise of the information age.


Why we’re taking the Trudeau government to task

The hundreds of publications that belong to News Media Canada are in the business of reporting the news, not making it.

But this week, we’re breaking that rule by bringing together our disparate, cross-Canada member publications to speak in one united voice — and in both official languages — in an unprecedented open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which has been given prominent place (in print and online) in our member publications.


Minister Murray releases Canada’s Digital Government Strategy

The Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadians with the online service experience they expect in a digital age.

Today, the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, released the Digital Government Strategy, “Secure, Reliable and Easy to Access: Transforming your Experience with the Government of Canada.” This is the first iteration of a strategy detailing the work underway to modernize the digital capabilities of the federal government to deliver quality digital services to Canadians.


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