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Canadian Supreme Court Upholds Internet Users’ Right to Privacy

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Earlier this morning, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled on a recent case before them which examined the legality of voluntary warrantless disclosure of subscriber information from an internet service provider (ISP) to law enforcement. Matthew David Spencer was charged and convicted after a police officer tracked illegal child pornography file downloads to his IP address. The police officer was able to obtain Spencer’s real identity – without a search warrant – by asking his ISP (Shaw) for the customer information attached to that IP address which then allowed the police to track Spencer down.

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Rogers Pays Over $3billion In Canadian 700 MHz Spectrum Auction

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Canada’s Wireless landscape is lighting up with Rogers paying over 3 billion dollars for 22 licences and Bell paying just under 566 million. Telus comes in at 1.1 billion while the not so surprising news is Videotron winning licences in British Colombia, Alberta, Southern & Northern Ontario as well as Quebec. Could this mean a forth Canadian national provider? Check out the entire Canadian Government’s report after the break.

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Phone Choices, Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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As an avid Android user I often wonder how anyone can choose another platform for their personal device on a daily basis. I fully realize that people have different tastes, and want something I might not, or need something I might not care so much about. I often poke fun at people with iPhones, Windows Phones and BlackBerrys. However, this has always been in jest and never meant to belittle anyone or their choices. Despite my lack of understanding, I have always believed that multiple platforms are a good idea as they drive change thereby bettering the experience for all users.

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Rogers And Sprint Bring Connected Cars To Canada

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Rogers Communications and Sprint announced a partnership that will allow Sprint to bring in-car “infotainment”, as they refer to it, and telematics to Canadian drivers. The agreement allows auto makers using Sprint Velocity in Canada to use the Rogers wireless network to connect vehicles on the road.

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