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The Canadian internet zips up
Rabble.ca
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled last week that requesting someone's Internet data constitutes a search, and therefore requires a warrant. This Ctrl+Alt+Del'd a bill moving through parliament that would have let everyone from crack-smoking mayors to crack-smoking fisheries officers track citizens' Internet use without a warrant.
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Canada's new anti-spam law 'applies to almost all businesses'
CTV News
As the Canada Day deadline for a new anti-spam law nears, you may have noticed your email inbox filling up with messages from companies requesting permission to continue sending you marketing messages. According to one legal expert, the new law marks a turning point on how Canadian companies can communicate with their clients. Starting July 1, a major section of a Bill C-28 will come into effect, governing the ways businesses and organizations can communicate electronically with clients, and how clients' personal information can be used for marketing purposes.
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Cities fighting Internet fees
24 Hours Vancouver
Cities around the Lower Mainland are developing plans to take over some of the control telecom companies have over prices of Internet, TV and phone services — and the answer could lay in fibre optic cabling. New Westminster was the latest to approve an investigation on Monday — as part of its Intelligent City plan — to see if this idea could be financially supported.
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CRTC makes registered numbers on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) permanent
MobileSyrup
The CRTC announced today that the numbers registered with the National Do Not Call List (DNCL) are now permanent. Canadians were previously informed that they would need to re-register their numbers at some point in time, but this move "enhances the CRTC's ability to protect the privacy of Canadians from unwanted telemarketing calls." The DNCL was created in 2008 with a goal for Canadians to register their home phone, wireless, fax or VoIP telephone numbers to prevent annoying telemarketers from calling.
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Cities fighting Internet fees
24 Hours Vancouver
Cities around the Lower Mainland are developing plans to take over some of the control telecom companies have over prices of Internet, TV and phone services — and the answer could lay in fibre optic cabling. New Westminster was the latest to approve an investigation on Monday — as part of its Intelligent City plan — to see if this idea could be financially supported.

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7 clever ways to use social media to find new business ideas
Business News Daily
If you're pulling your hair out trying to think of a promising new business, relax: Your next great business idea may be as close as your favorite social media site. However, if you're serious about discovering that elusive idea, you'll have to go beyond common social media activities like scrolling through Twitter or hanging out on Facebook.

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How video marketing creates immediate SEO results
Business 2 Community
You can trace video marketing as an SEO tool back to May 16th, 2007 – the day Google introduced "Universal Search." Today, we take blended search results – video, text, PDF, blogs, and images – for granted, but just a few years ago people used to have to dig for video online. I know, it sounds barbaric.

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U.S. ruling protects cellphone privacy and 'bodes well' for Canada
National Post
Police in the U.S. must have a warrant before they search an arrested person's cellphone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision observers say "bodes well" for a forthcoming ruling on digital search and seizure from Canada's top court. The unanimous ruling, heralded as a huge win for 21st-century privacy rights, acknowledges the contents of a cellphone need far more privacy protection than the U.S. law currently provides, says the lawyer who is fighting this same battle before the Supreme Court of Canada.
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Negative SEO — the 800-pound-gorilla
David Naylor Blog
There has been some talk lately of whether negative SEO exists or not – something that rears it head now and again. Google say it's incredibly rare, not sure how they'd know this but I guess it depends on how it's defined? Link spamming, scraping etc. or even cracking? Rand Fishkin recently wrote about a possible experiment to test the effects of "negative SEO" whereby he suggested an interesting scenario.
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After Aereo, what's next for Internet TV?
Orangeville Banner
Industry watchers say the pay TV business must continue to evolve to win over unhappy customers, even if the nation's top court said grabbing signals from the airwaves and distributing them online without content-owner permission isn't the way.
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The Internet of Things will radically change your big data strategy
Forbes
Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT? As with any new technology, security is always the first point of resistance.
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Is backlinking from blog comments a good or bad SEO tactic?
Business2Community
In the ongoing fight to get your website ranked highly by Google, many folks look to backlinking as one of the best options to achieve this result. But, is it a good idea or not to employ this sort of tactic? Before we start anything, I will state categorically, "do not buy links!"
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