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Internet carriers may be breaching Canadian privacy laws
CBC News
Is your internet provider handing your personal information to U.S. and Canadian authorities or companies without your knowledge? A new report looks at the stated privacy practices of 43 Canadian internet service providers and finds that most of them tell very little about what they do with your information. In fact, "it appears that many Canadian internet carriers are in violation of their legal responsibilities" under Canadian privacy law, says the report entitled "Keeping Internet Users in the Know or in the Dark" released by Toronto-area researchers.
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Microsoft makes big play for internet of things with IoT versions of Azure and Windows 10
Venture Beat
At Microsoft's business-focused Convergence conference today in Atlanta, Georgia, the computing giant confirmed it's making a big play into the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) realm, with a new Microsoft Azure IoT Suite and IoT-focused version of its Windows 10 operating system. Azure is Microsoft's cloud-computing platform infrastructure that helps companies build and manage apps and services from the cloud.
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Want to improve your web presence? Ask these questions
Great Falls Tribune
The online world is becoming much more important, especially with the popularity of mobile devices. This makes your website a more valuable tool than ever. Successful websites are a mixture of form and function. A website should not be just aesthetically pleasing, it needs to offer value as well. One way to help with this balance is to take a 'content first' approach to the design. Good design also means a good user experience. So how do you make sure this tool is being fully used to its full potential? Ask the following questions to ensure your website is on the right track.
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Google to start testing solar-powered Internet drones
Global News
Google is gearing up to test its solar-powered drone project — dubbed "Project Titan" — sometime this year as part of its continued efforts to bring service to some of the four billion people without Internet access. Sundar Pichai, a senior VP at Google who oversees Android, Chrome and Google apps, made the announcement during a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Airtel CEO: For free access to Internet, government must make spectrum free
IBN Live
Taking on social networking giant Facebook's ambitious "free internet" plans, telecom major Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal has said the companies should do "philanthropy" if they stop charging for mobile internet. Facebook has launched an "internet.org" initiative under which users can access internet free of charge for select websites if they come through a partner telecom operator.

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Why Facebook is really excited about slow internet
Time Magazine
While Facebook's Internet.org is busy finding ways to beam high-speed satellite Internet to disconnected parts of the world, other Facebook initiatives are trying to capitalize on the site's existing users in developing countries where mobile networks are already available, if slow.

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Why the Apple Watch will put the web out to pasture once and for all
Quartz
The web is fading. Not long ago, those were fighting words. In 2010, when WIRED ran a cover story burying the web (while praising the internet), David Pogue, then technology columnist for the New York Times, called it "irresponsible" and "total poppycock." Now, as data continue to pile up showing mobile apps surpassing desktop web (and far surpassing mobile web) as our on-ramps to the internet, saying the web is dying is like saying flip phones have seen better days.
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Which website builder is right for you?
The Next Web
Web design tools — WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and dozens of others — are popping up everywhere. Some of them claim they'll let you build a site within minutes. Others claim they provide all the power of Photoshop plus native code combined. Ultimately, these tools all attempt to achieve the same goals.
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Download of the day: Docs for Facebook
Tech Radar
With so many free ways to create documents out there it's sometimes difficult to pick one out that has everything you need. No need to worry as anything with the Microsoft name attached is classed in the more reliable category and Docs for Facebook more than fits the bill. In its most basic form, Docs for Facebook has been created to let all Facebook users work together on documents using web-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint without having to pay for the full version of each application.
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The internet is everywhere — but where has the web gone?
Tech Radar
The zettabyte era is almost here. According to Cisco, in 2018 alone over 1.6 zettabytes of annual global IP traffic will be generated, a figure greater than all of the IP traffic between 1984 and 2013. By then, Wi-Fi will contribute 61 per cent of IP traffic, outrunning wired networks, with 5.2 billion global mobile users by 2019. It's said that the Internet of Things will see 50 billion devices talking to each other by 2020. The internet is in rude health — but how about the web?
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