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Public Safety Minister Defends RCMP Spyware Use on Cellphones and More

After the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) previously admitted to using spyware to invade citizens' phones, laptops, and more, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino on Monday defended the Mounties' actions before MPs (via The National Post). The RCMP can use spyware — or "on device investigative tools," as the agency calls it — to gain...

Rogers Says an ‘Always On’ Network Will Cost $250 Million

Rogers plans to build a $250 million "always on" network as a precaution against future outages, company CEO Tony Staffieri told the House of Commons Industry and Technology committee on Monday (via Global News). In the wake of the network outage earlier this month that left millions of Canadians without cellphone and internet service, Rogers...

House of Commons Industry Committee to Investigate Rogers Outage

The House of Commons Industry and Technology committee is launching a study into last week's nationwide Rogers network outage that affected cellular, wireline, and internet service — reports CTV News. At least two of the meetings toward the planned study will take place before July 30. Committee members will invite executives from Rogers, representatives from...

Feds Pass Controversial Bill C-11 with Support from NDP, Bloc Québécois

The House of Commons on Tuesday passed the Liberals' controversial Online Streaming Act. Conservatives and Green Party MP Morrice Mike voted against the motion, but the Liberals were joined by the NDP and Bloc Québécois in favouring it. The legislation still needs to pass through the Senate before it can be introduced into Canadian law....

UK Parliament to Supply All Members with iPad Air 2s and Laptops

According to a report by Express UK (via AppleInsider), the UK's House of Commons has today approved a new plan worth $1.5M, that includes supplying each parliament member with an iPad Air 2 (via ). In addition, all 650 members will also receive a laptop alongside the Apple tablet, soon after the general elections which will be held...