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This is about the US, but I've always wondered why we don't have mandatory voting in Canada. We should. It only sounds silly because we don't already do it. 
The voting system in the US is deplorable. Not only is our methodology outdated, we have the lowest turnout rate of any developed nation. The solution to almost every election-related challenge is to make voting mandatory. And with a little tech reform, we could do it in time for the 2016 presidential election.
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I think this is both the most ridiculous and the most skillful person I have ever seen. Wow and LOL.
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Not sure if/when I'll ever have time, but I'm curious to see this recut of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped to modernize, it would be an act of desecration for any other person to re-cut Kubrick's masterpiece. Well, hey would you look at that, guess what Steven Soderbergh just did?
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This is fantastic -- Why aren't all rumble strips musical?
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Happy Chanukah!
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Economic principles illustrated through Seinfeld episodes.
Welcome! Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing.” Basically, the show allows viewers to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer as they move through their daily lives, often encountering interesting people or dealing with special ...
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This new project from the Zooniverse folks looks awesome -- Us 21st Century citizen scientists get to classify the drawings of Victorian citizen scientists!
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Are Canadian police forces using automatic licence plate readers (ALPRs) (yet)?
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When I was like 12, I had a large, fold-out map of the Zork dungeons. Loved the game -- not sure I ever finished it though. Now it's on Twitter. 
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Wow, swimming on the moon does look like it would be awsome. If there were water there.
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Second batch of latkes, for breakfast this time.
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An interesting account of what it was like inside Sony as their hack went down. Only 40Gb has been released of the claimed 100Tb stolen, and already it is reported that a lot of personal information about employees is in there, let alone unreleased scripts and movies.
This week’s revelation of a deep, wide-ranging computer hack at Sony Pictures – which brought thousands of executive salaries, Social Security numbers, and other highly confidential documents out into the open – has sent shock waves through Hollywood studios, sparked rumors of North Korean involvement, and opened a FBI investigation. As Sony Pictures executives rushed to contain the leaks and […]
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Policy Advisor, Digital Policy Branch at Industry Canada
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    Policy Advisor, 2009 - present
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I am currently an internet policy advisor at Industry Canada, focusing on anti-spam policy and cybersecurity. I have a background in technology law and an interest in how collaborative and social technologies are reshaping the world. This is my personal account, and what I post here represents my personal views and not the views of my employer. Obviously.
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  • University of Ottawa
    LLB, 2002 - 2005
  • Yale University
    MA Linguistics and Cognitive Science, 1998 - 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Cognitive Science, 1997 - 1998
  • McGill University
    BA Mathematics, 1993 - 1997
  • University of Adelaide
    Mathematics, 1996 - 1996
  • Ontario Science Centre Science School
    1992 - 1993
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It's Time for Mandatory Voting—And We Have the Technology to Do It
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Introducing Contributor by Google. An experiment in additional ways to fund the web.

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Careful Connections: Building Security in the Internet of Things | Feder...
www.ftc.gov

Advice for businesses about building security into products connected to the Internet of Things, including proper authentication, reasonable

Automated Gas Tank Gauge Hacks Possible: HD Moore | Threatpost | The fir...
threatpost.com

Thousands of U.S. gas stations contain internet-connected fuel gauges that don't require passwords and could be remotely shut down by hacker

Stop Playing Monopoly With Your Kids (And Play These Games Instead)
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Parents want the best for their kids. This, no doubt, extends to the board game closet. But Mom and Dad may not be aware of the drudgery and

Zork on Twitter
twitter.com

“Welcome to Dungeon. You are in an open field west of a big white house with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.”

Steven Soderbergh Recuts Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey
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Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped t

Cybersecurity: Are You Winning or Losing? | Centre for International Gov...
www.cigionline.org

Protecting the value of digital investments is top of mind for global leaders. Countries are provisioning near ubiquitous communications to

Cyph – Privacy starts here.
www.cyph.com

Cyph is a next-generation messenger app that makes privacy the new status quo.

Inside Sony Pictures, employees are panicking about their hacked persona...
fusion.net

This week’s revelation of a deep, wide-ranging computer hack at Sony Pictures – which brought thousands of executive salaries, Social Securi

The Economics of Seinfeld
yadayadayadaecon.com

Welcome! Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing.” Basically, the show allows viewers to follow the

This cutaway video shows how to pick a lock perfectly
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We have seen drawings and animations before, but this video is great at teaching how to pick a conventional door lock. It can't get clearer

How to Improve Your Passwords — Lawyerist
lawyerist.com

In this TED talk, Lorrie Faith Cranor, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, breaks down the common mistakes that users make with pass

The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook
www.onthemedia.org

This week's shooting at the DC Navy Yard was the latest in a long string of breaking news reporting to get many of the essential facts wrong