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Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

Probing your DNA could trigger future privacy violations

Timothy Caulfield says he had “zero privacy concerns” when he spit in a test tube and mailed it off to 23andMe, a DNA genetic testing and analysis company, for a…

‘We need to rethink the entire plastics industry’: Why banning plastic straws isn’t enough

‘We need to rethink the entire plastics industry’: Why banning plastic straws isn’t enough

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We’re exploring why our communities are at a turning point and exploring ways to recycle better. You can be part of the…

U.S., U.K. accuse Russia of launching cyber espionage campaign

U.S., U.K. accuse Russia of launching cyber espionage campaign

The United States and Britain on Monday alleged that Russian government-backed hackers had infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign that targeted government agencies, businesses and…

Marine heat waves are lasting longer and hitting more often, research shows

Marine heat waves are lasting longer and hitting more often, research shows

HALIFAX—Heat waves in the world’s oceans are getting longer and more frequent, according to a new study that warns the phenomenon will likely continue to alter marine ecosystems, harm fisheries…

Zuckerberg says Facebook didn’t do enough to prevent misuse

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…

Fisheries emissions rising despite recent efforts, UBC study shows

Fisheries emissions rising despite recent efforts, UBC study shows

A shift to harvesting crustaceans like shrimp and lobster is feeding a growing carbon footprint for the world’s fisheries, according to new research from the University of B.C. The study, published…

The ethical minefield of ‘mind reading’ by recording brain activity

The ethical minefield of ‘mind reading’ by recording brain activity

In a small room tucked away at the University of Toronto, Professor Dan Nemrodov is pulling thoughts right out of people’s brains. He straps a hat with electrodes on someone’s…

Canadian municipalities struggling to find place for recyclables after China restricts foreign waste

Canadian municipalities struggling to find place for recyclables after China restricts foreign waste

Reduce, Reuse and Rethink is a CBC News series about recycling. We’re exploring why our communities are at a turning point and how we can recycle better. You can be part of the conversation by…

Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges

Canadian firm AggregateIQ used to sidestep Brexit campaign spending limits, whistleblower alleges

A Canadian online advertising company widely credited for its outsized role in convincing British voters to leave the European Union was also used in an effort to sidestep Brexit campaign…

Canadian whistleblower on why he exposed ‘problematic’ Facebook data misuse by Trump consulting firm

Canadian whistleblower on why he exposed ‘problematic’ Facebook data misuse by Trump consulting firm

A Canadian data analytics expert says he wanted to expose a “problematic” invasion of privacy when he sounded the alarm and alleged a data company he helped found misused personal information from millions of…