Day: February 11, 2019

Doctors snooped on Humboldt Broncos’ records, privacy commissioner finds

February 11, 2019

Saskatchewan’s privacy commissioner has found eight people inappropriately gained access to electronic health records of 10 Humboldt Broncos team members involved in a bus crash last April. Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in the crash between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi trailer at a rural Saskatchewan intersection. “Due to […]

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Amber Authenticate Protects Video Footage From Deepfakes and Tampering

February 11, 2019

Video has become an increasingly crucial tool for law enforcement, whether it comes from security cameras, police-worn body cameras, a bystander’s smartphone, or another source. But a combination of “deepfake” video manipulation technology and security issues that plague so many connected devices has made it difficult to confirm the integrity of that footage. A new […]

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Conservative Party reverses course on Trost, now says MP didn’t leak list to firearms group

February 11, 2019

A year and a half after it accused one of its MPs of leaking a list of Conservative Party members to a firearms rights group, the party has changed course and now says Brad Trost had nothing to do with the leak. ‘In short, [the Leadership Election Organizing Committee] does not believe there is evidence that […]

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Youth smoking decline stalls in U.S. — and vaping may be to blame

February 11, 2019

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible. For decades, the percentage of high school and middle school students who smoked cigarettes had been declining fairly steadily. For the past three years, it has flattened, according to new numbers released Monday. There may be several reasons, […]

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Joe Schlesinger, one of Canada’s foremost journalists, has died at 90

February 11, 2019

Joe Schlesinger, who narrowly escaped the Nazis as a young boy growing up in the former Czechoslovakia and ended up becoming one of Canada’s most beloved and respected journalists, has died after a lengthy illness. He was 90 years old. As a foreign correspondent for the CBC, Schlesinger covered some of the most significant news […]

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Will Smith’s ‘Aladdin’ Genie Is Already a Meme

February 11, 2019

Last night, amidst the hubbub of the Grammys, Disney released the first TV spot for its upcoming live-action version of Aladdin. Directed by Guy Ritchie, it features Hot Jafar, a sweeping soundtrack, and Will Smith as the iconic Genie (the character voiced by Robin Williams in the animated 1992 film). The trailer itself looked fine; […]

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Philippines could use a new name, President Duterte says

February 11, 2019

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been busy, proposing a new name for the nation, fronting an anti-measles campaign, discussing the overthrow […]

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California to pull National Guard troops from Mexican border

February 11, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday that he is ready to withdraw hundreds of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s stance that a national security crisis is unfolding there. In his State of the State address on Tuesday, the newly elected Democratic governor will say […]

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Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit

February 11, 2019

Image copyright Ethan Lindenberger Ethan Lindenberger from Ohio asked social media site Reddit if he could have vaccines without parental consent. His mother would not give her permission, he wrote in the post, which had thousands of reactions. He learned he had to wait until he was 18 – which he did, and has now […]

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Mars One, which offered 1-way trips to Mars, declared bankrupt

February 11, 2019

Mars One, a Dutch company that planned to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars and start the first human colony on the Red Planet, has been declared bankrupt. The declaration was made in a Swiss court on Jan. 15 — and posted on Reddit this past weekend — officially dissolving Mars One Ventures AG. Bas Lansdorp, company […]

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