Skyway Recommended July 22nd to 27th

This week: Telus and Rogers Challenge Request for Cell Records; Cdn Gov Investment in Rural Internet; Internet of Things and Privacy Concerns; HP’s Post-Electronic Solution to huge Data

 

Brandon Sun | Telus and Rogers challenging request for All cellphone records from 21 Telus towers and 16 Rogers towers

An Ontario judge has agreed to hear a Charter of Rights challenge brought by Telus and Rogers after they were asked by police in April to release cellphone information of about 40,000 to 50,000 customers as part of an investigation. Justice John Sproat says that the case has highlighted important issues about privacy and law enforcement that should be challenged in open court, even though Peel regional police tried to withdraw the requests. Read More…

Government of Canada | Canadian Government investing $305 million to provide Internet to 280,000 rural Canadian households

Connecting Canadians is a key pillar of Digital Canada 150, a plan for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. Its aim is to provide greater access to high-speed Internet to Canadians across the country. Read More…

The Guardian | The internet of things – the next big challenge to our privacy

Privacy is a hot-button issue in the tech world. How will it fare in the age of pervasive computing – a world of billions of connected devices, systems, and services exchanging personal data? Read More…

Fast Company | HP’s Post-Electronic Solution to Tomorrow’s Huge Data

Imagine a single device that, like the people in Honey I Shrunk/Blew Up the Kids, comes in whatever size a storyline demands. It can be the size of a server and weigh hundreds of pounds, the size of a PC, a smartphone, or a miniature sensor. Welcome to The Machine: HP’s vision for a universal building block of the Internet of Things. The Machine is designed to operate in a world where there’s dramatically more data that’s too big to move. The device–which HP says can fulfill the role of a phone, a server, a workstation–is a big bet for HP, as the growth of the PC market continues to slow. Read More…

 

 


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