CBC: Online database for Inuit art looking for Nunatsiavut artists

CBC: Online database for Inuit art looking for Nunatsiavut artists. “The Inuit Art Foundation is looking for Nunatsiavut artists to add to their growing online database, which highlights Inuit artists from across Canada. The IAF’s goal is to broaden the public’s awareness of the history of Inuit art and to connect artists with researchers or anyone who is interested in the art an artist creates.”

Press Release: Open Privacy discovers unencrypted patient medical information broadcast across Vancouver (Open Privacy)

Open Privacy: Press Release: Open Privacy discovers unencrypted patient medical information broadcast across Vancouver. “The Open Privacy Research Society has discovered that the sensitive medical information of patients being admitted to certain hospitals across the Greater Vancouver Area is being broadcast, unencrypted, by hospital paging systems, and that these broadcasts are trivially interceptable by anyone in the Greater Vancouver Area.”

CTV: New high-tech web tool aims to enlist Canadians to help find missing kids

CTV: New high-tech web tool aims to enlist Canadians to help find missing kids. “Thousands of children are reported missing across the country each year but only a handful of Amber Alerts are issued, potentially leaving large numbers of people who might be able to help find them in the dark. Now, a new website that aims to reach far more people than is currently the case — especially those who might be close to where the child went missing — is launching on Tuesday.”

Boing Boing: Critical essays (including mine) discuss Toronto’s plan to let Google build a surveillance-based “smart city” along its waterfront

Boing Boing: Critical essays (including mine) discuss Toronto’s plan to let Google build a surveillance-based “smart city” along its waterfront . (The “Mine” in this case is Cory Doctorow.) “Toronto Life has run a great, large package of short essays by proponents and critics of the project, from Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff (no, really, that’s his name) to former privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian (who evinces an unfortunate belief in data-deidentification) to city councillor and former Greenpeace campaigner Gord Perks to urban guru Richard Florida to me.”

GlobalNews: History enthusiasts can visit Western Development Museum online

GlobalNews: History enthusiasts can visit Western Development Museum online. “Earlier this week, the Western Development Museum (WDM) launched an online collection of Saskatchewan artifacts and over 9,000 of its library materials. The task was undertaken by staff who wanted to take the WDM experience and make it accessible from home desktops and mobile phones.”

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Federal probe finds ‘co-ordinated’ social media bots in Alberta election

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Federal probe finds ‘co-ordinated’ social media bots in Alberta election. “A federal agency investigating the recent Alberta election has found evidence the campaign featured tactics including co-ordinated, false social media postings.”

Humboldt Journal: Sask. community newspapers digitized from 1939 to 1945

Humboldt Journal: Sask. community newspapers digitized from 1939 to 1945. “To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan will begin to release the first digitized copies of the province’s community newspapers from 1939 to 1945 on the Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online website.”