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Drone revolution awaits global regulations

 – Jul 04, 2018 2,838 In 2014, a drone got tangled in the power lines outside a South Carolina prison carrying a small payload of marijuana and a cellphone. Police arrested a man in a nearby campsite who’d been running this smuggling operation using radio-controlled drones. A year later, a civilian-operated drone landed inside the White House… Read More

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US and UK Protectionism will benefit Canada, Australia

The populist U.S. president’s trade war threats against China, Mexico, Germany and others should not be worrisome to Canadians. Nor should Britain’s foolhardy withdrawal from the European Union worry Canada. Ironically, both countries’ withdrawal or revision to regional trade systems could prove to be beneficial to Canada’s trading prospects. By 1946, Canada had become the… Read More

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US, Canada Smarten up and Give Consumers Control over their Privacy

Diane Francis: Facebook and Google harvest private data and sell them to the highest bidders; it’s time to shift control to the users Europe has essentially shifted control over private data from the tech company harvesters and their advertisers to the users.Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images Diane Francis June 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT Filed under Diane… Read More

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China’s Big Brother Roll Out in 2020 already Underwa

BIG BROTHER RISING Three Glimpses of the FutureDIANE FRANCIS As the world hurtles toward a systemically digitized existence, some unpleasant alternatives to governance are coming clearly into view. In May, the European Union imposed sweeping laws on technology companies that shift control of data to the customers, protect privacy, and require curation to stop libelous and hate… Read More

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Trudeau Cut the Drama and Cut a Deal with Trump

Time for Trudeau to cut the outrage over Trump’s antics and just cut a deal Imagine throwing a $600-million party and one of the guests leaves in a huff and then Twitter-trashes you all across the Pacific Ocean. That’s what happened to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he hosted the recent G7 extravaganza and was… Read More

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