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The Bitcoin power drain

The Bitcoin power drain

As the cryptocurrency Bitcoin becomes more mainstream, more people are considering using it, and it's become less a symbol of the dark web and more like a possible future of money. But there is one negative side to Bitcoin, as well as Blockchain, the software that underlies it: the incredible amounts of energy used to "mine" it and verify transactions. Teunis Brosens, an economist at ING bank in Holland, points out that it takes about 200 kilowatt hours of electricity to authenticate a single Bitcoin transaction. That's enough energy to run a washing machine 200 times, he says. In...

December 21, 2017
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National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide'

National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide'

The thousands of Indigenous women and girls who were murdered or disappeared across the country in recent decades are victims of a "Canadian genocide," says the final report of the national inquiry created to probe the ongoing tragedy. The report, obtained by CBC News and verified by sources, concludes that a genocide driven by the disproportionate level of violence faced by Indigenous women and girls occurred in Canada through "state actions and inactions rooted in colonialism and colonial ideologies." "We do know that thousands of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA (two-spirit,...

May 31, 2019
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In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core

In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core

What if the routers and servers that underpin the internet could also double as one big anti-censorship tool?CBC News

August 28, 2017
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Premier cancels post throne speech news conference over demonstrations | CBC News

Premier cancels post throne speech news conference over demonstrations | CBC News

Premier John Horgan has cancelled a planned news conference following the government's speech from the throne Tuesday afternoon, due to demonstrations outside the B.C. Legislature.CBC NewsWith files from CBC's Tanya Fletcher, Adam Van Der Zwan and The Canadian PressTo encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that...

February 11, 2020
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Federal government open to new law to fight pandemic misinformation | CBC News

Federal government open to new law to fight pandemic misinformation | CBC News

The federal government is considering introducing legislation to make it an offence to knowingly spread misinformation that could harm people, says Privy Council President Dominic LeBlanc. He told CBC News he is interested in British MP Damian Collins's call for laws to punish those responsible for spreading dangerous misinformation online about the COVID-19 pandemic.CBC NewsReport Typo or ErrorAdd some “good” to your morning and evening.A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with...

April 15, 2020
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Trudeau confirms some cargo planes sent to China for pandemic supplies returned empty | CBC News

Trudeau confirms some cargo planes sent to China for pandemic supplies returned empty | CBC News

A cargo jet chartered by the federal government to deliver badly needed personal protective equipment from China was forced to leave the airport in Shanghai without the shipment on board.CBC NewsWith files from the Canadian PressReport Typo or ErrorAdd some “good” to your morning and evening.A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be...

April 21, 2020
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Biodiversity loss and wildlife trade are making pandemics like COVID-19 more likely, experts say | CBC News

Biodiversity loss and wildlife trade are making pandemics like COVID-19 more likely, experts say | CBC News

The destruction of natural habitats are making it easier for pathogens, like the novel coronavirus, to cross into humans, scientists say.CBC NewsReport Typo or ErrorAdd some “good” to your morning and evening.A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish...

April 11, 2020
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RCMP denied using facial recognition technology - then said it had been using it for months | CBC News

RCMP denied using facial recognition technology - then said it had been using it for months | CBC News

The RCMP denied using facial recognition technology as recently as January - before disclosing a few weeks later it had been using Clearview AI, a controversial app that has harvested billions of personal photos from social media, for months.CBC NewsWith files from the CBC's David BurkeTo encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to...

March 4, 2020
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No concentration camps in China just 'vocational training centres,' says envoy | CBC News

No concentration camps in China just 'vocational training centres,' says envoy | CBC News

Detention camps housing hundreds of thousands, perhaps over one million ethnic Uighurs, in western China are nothing more than vocational training centres, the country’s ambassador to Canada insisted on Wednesday.CBC NewsTo encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC...

March 5, 2020
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The downing of Flight PS752: Iran may have kept airspace open due to lucrative overflight fees | CBC News

The downing of Flight PS752: Iran may have kept airspace open due to lucrative overflight fees | CBC News

Iran made more than $100 million a year in airlines fees after the ISIS surge in neighbouring countries. That revenue might have factored into the fateful decision not to shut down Iran's airspace the night Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down, according to multiple aviation experts. CBC NewsTo encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.By submitting a comment, you accept that...

March 3, 2020
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