Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google says it is working hard to eliminate hate speech from platforms like YouTube, using machine learning to catch problematic online content — sometimes before they’ve been seen by anybody. However, Colin McKay, head of government affairs and public policy for Google Canada, said today the Canadian government should make it clearer to big tech […]

CSIS worked to thwart diplomatic efforts to secure Abdelrazik’s release, documents suggest

CSIS worked to thwart diplomatic efforts to secure Abdelrazik’s release, documents suggest

Court records released as part of the $ 27-million lawsuit involving former terror suspect Abousfian Abdelrazik suggest Canada’s spy agency went to extraordinary lengths to disrupt efforts by diplomats trying to win the man’s release from a Sudanese prison. According to the documents, intelligence officers routinely contradicted Canadian Foreign Affairs officials in order to ensure […]

CSIS worked to thwart diplomatic efforts to secure Abdelrazik’s release, documents suggest

CSIS worked to thwart diplomatic efforts to secure Abdelrazik’s release, documents suggest

Court records released as part of the $ 27-million lawsuit involving former terror suspect Abousfian Abdelrazik suggest Canada’s spy agency went to extraordinary lengths to disrupt efforts by diplomats trying to win the man’s release from a Sudanese prison. According to the documents, intelligence officers routinely contradicted Canadian Foreign Affairs officials in order to ensure […]

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 this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, found a 21-per-cent increase in greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of fish landed by the world’s fishing […]