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Alan Zisman
Attended McGill, Concordia, Simon Fraser (SFU)
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If you haven't seen the prize-winning documentary Citizenfour, you can see it - in its entirety - online at: https://thoughtmaybe.com/citizenfour/
In January 2013, film-maker Laura Poitras received an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who called himself Citizen Four. In it, he offered her inside information about illegal ...
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What do you think is the biggest misconception about you? The thing that bothered me the most was when I had to return to the public eye in ’95 or ’96 when my husband died. We lived a very simple l...
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Does hashtag activism actually do anything? http://muo.fm/1z8zeEB
People and organizations are using social media to spread their ideas and gain support for their causes at unprecedented levels — #BringBackOurGirls, #ICantBreathe, and #BlackLivesMatter have seen wide international coverage in the past year. 58% of Americans think that tweeting or posting information online is an effective form of advocacy. But does this sort of…
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Too many users set the same password for every single thing, and this can lead to catastrophic problems: http://muo.fm/1zvznri
Passwords are a tricky beast. Too many users set the same password for every single thing, and this can lead to catastrophic problems. For business owners, this can be an even greater problem, as a password breech can mean a huge loss of money. To really understand how to make a secure password, you need…
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Avoiding Internet Surveilance - the Complete Guide: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/avoiding-internet-surveillance-complete-guide/
Internet surveillance has been a hot topic in recent years—we've talked about it extensively here at MakeUseOf, it's been brought up on major news outlets daily, and we've seen a slew of new apps, extensions, and products aimed at helping you retain your privacy online. This article is meant to be as comprehensive a resource as…
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Graeme Wood’s recent Atlantic essay on “What ISIS Really Wants” is an exceptionally thoughtful assessment of Islamic State as a group bent on “medieval” violence. It should be required reading, and succeeds in large part because it offers a mainstream, accessible look at ISIS’s political, religious, and apocalyptic goals in...
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Cross platform file sharing sounds complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to get a PC and and a Mac to share files with each other. http://muo.fm/1vkdaoS
Cross platform file sharing sounds complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Here's how to get a PC and and a Mac to share files with each other. We showed you how to get Windows and OS X to work together, but now it's time to turn our attention specifically toward file sharing. Today we will show…
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I'm giving Facebook Lite for Android a try - so far, so good. http://www.cnet.com/how-to/get-facebook-lite-for-your-android-device/
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Canada's digital spies are watching what you download - http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/28/canada-monitors-file-downloads/
It's not just American and British spies who want to know what you're downloading. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that Canada's digital surve
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AA and Rehab Culture Have Shockingly Low Success Rates - http://www.alternet.org/books/aa-and-rehab-culture-have-shockingly-low-success-rates
There's a better way to treat addiction than Alcoholics Anonymous, new book argues.
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tech journalist, musician, retired teacher
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  • teacher, tech journalist, musician, present
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Vancouver (Canada)
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New Jersey - Montreal
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Vancouver technology journalist, musician, and retired teacher
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Places I've been for long enough to find my way around (in no particular order): New York City, New Orleans, London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Barcelona
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  • McGill, Concordia, Simon Fraser (SFU)
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