Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

Curtain slowly lifts on Parliament's revamped West Block

Workers are putting the final touches on Parliament Hill’s revamped West Block, which is set to act as a temporary home for the House of Commons for the next 10 years. New photos shared on Twitter by the deputy minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada are offering a sneak peek at the heritage building’s $863 million makeover. Final construction work ...

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Facebook users to learn if they were part of privacy scandal

Get ready to find out if your Facebook data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the U.S., though there are ...

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Organ donation by Humboldt Broncos player inspires others

Many social media users say the donation of Humboldt Broncos player Logan Boulet’s organs has inspired them to become donors themselves, with health officials in two provinces saying online registrations have surged in the days following the horrific crash. A spokesperson for British Columbia’s organ donation agency said it saw more than a sixfold increase in online registrations over the ...

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Zuckerberg says Facebook didn't do enough to prevent misuse

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in written testimony Monday that the social media network did not do enough to prevent itself and its members’ data being misused over the past few years, and he offered an apology to lawmakers. His conciliatory tone in written testimony precedes two days of Congressional hearings, where Zuckerberg is set to answer questions ...

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4 Canadian ideas for using captured carbon reach XPrize finals

A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have shown in a lab they can use carbon dioxide from power plants to potentially turn ...

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