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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...

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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,...

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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

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Bias against female scientists revealed in study of Canadian grants program | CBC News

Bias against female scientists revealed in study of Canadian grants program | CBC News

Female scientists are less likely to win research dollars from the federal government's grant agency (CIHR), when the grant application is reviewed based on the scientist leading the project, rather than the proposal.CBC News

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'Not ashamed': Assman says his name shouldn't be rejected for personalized licence plate | CBC News

'Not ashamed': Assman says his name shouldn't be rejected for personalized licence plate | CBC News

Dave Assman of Melville, Sask., says SGI has rejected his request to allow him to use ‘Assman’ on a personalized licence plate, calling it an ‘unacceptable slogan.’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 chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse...

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'Who will give us this time back?' Diplomats sue Ottawa for $28M over mysterious Cuban health ailments | CBC News

'Who will give us this time back?' Diplomats sue Ottawa for $28M over mysterious Cuban health ailments | CBC News

Fourteen Canadian diplomats and members of their families who fell victim to mysterious health complaints while posted to Cuba are suing the Canadian government for $28 million in damages. 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 chooses. Please note...

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'Torn apart' by Brexit: Northern Ireland residents fear border could reignite violence | CBC News

'Torn apart' by Brexit: Northern Ireland residents fear border could reignite violence | CBC News

As Northern Ireland grapples with the prospect of a future outside the European Union, residents in a region shaped by decades of conflict known as the Troubles wonder how Brexit will affect tensions in border communities like their own.CBC News

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Air Canada employee says staff trained to 'dupe' passengers at risk of being bumped from oversold flights | CBC News

Air Canada employee says staff trained to 'dupe' passengers at risk of being bumped from oversold flights | CBC News

A pair of Air Canada insiders are shedding light on the airline's policy of overselling flights, revealing what they say is a widespread practice of duping passengers into believing they have a seat on a plane and stringing them along until the last possible moment.CBC NewsWith files from Enza UdaTo 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...

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Crash victim says Prince Philip is right to give up driving | CBC News

Crash victim says Prince Philip is right to give up driving | CBC News

A woman who was injured in a car accident involving Prince Philip says the roads will be safer now that the 97-year-old royal has given up his driver's licence.The Associated Press

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Number of cannabis users relatively unchanged since legalization, StatsCan says | CBC News

Number of cannabis users relatively unchanged since legalization, StatsCan says | CBC News

Legalizing cannabis doesn't seem to have much changed how many people use the drug, according to figures released by Statistics Canada.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 comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions...

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