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One Degree Wednesday October 6 2021

Canadian government’s proposed online harms legislation threatens our human rights

The Canadian government is considering new rules to regulate how social media platforms moderate potentially harmful user-generated content. Already, the proposed legislation has been criticized by internet scholars — across the political spectrum — as some of the worst in the world.

CBC

This Facebook Hearing Will Be Different

THE ONLY SAFE prediction to make about the Senate’s Facebook hearing today is that, for the first time in a long time, it will be different. Over the past three and a half years the company has sent a rotating cast of high-level executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to Washington to talk about Facebook and its subsidiaries, Instagram and WhatsApp. This has calcified into a repetitive spectacle in which the executive absorbs and evades abuse while touting the wonderful ways in which Facebook brings the world together. Today’s testimony from Frances Haugen, the former employee who leaked thousands of pages of internal research to The Wall Street Journal, Congress, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, will be decidedly not that.

WIRED

Canadian firm’s interactive mirror technology sets retail and hospitality sectors buzzing

A customer steps up to a new and very cool interactive mirror installed in her favorite apparel store. With a few screen taps, she creates an avatar of herself, allowing her to quickly and virtually “try on” a variety of different styles and colors.

YAHOO FINANCE

Why you need insurance for your home-based business

ypically, liability is the greatest risk any home-based business faces. Most homeowner policies exclude business-related claims. In some cases, your home policy could be cancelled or void if your insurer is unaware that you are running a business from home.

OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL

 

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