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The Bitcoin power drain | CBC Radio

The Bitcoin power drain | CBC Radio

The Bitcoin power drain | CBC Radio LoadedVerifying a single bitcoin transaction uses enough energy to run a home for a month. Why does cryptocurrency use so much power?CBC Radio 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., an economist at ING bank in Holland, points out that it takes about 200 kilowatt hours of electricity to authenticate a single Bitcoin transaction." problem, referring to the post-apocalyptic film series where everybody regards each other with suspicion., which use...

December 21, 2017
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In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core | CBC News

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

In fight for free speech, researchers test anti-censorship tool built into the internet's core | CBC News LoadedWhat if the routers and servers that underpin the internet could also double as one big anti-censorship tool? CBC News When the Chinese government wanted to keep its users off Facebook and Google, it the entire country's access to the U.S. companies' apps and sites. And when citizens started using third-party workarounds — like Tor, proxies and VPNs — to get around those blocks, . So a handful of researchers came up with a crazy idea: What if circumventing censorship...

August 28, 2017
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National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' | CBC News

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

National inquiry calls murders and disappearances of Indigenous women a 'Canadian genocide' | CBC News LoadedThe 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. CBC News 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...

May 31, 2019
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B.C. girl celebrates 6th birthday with letters from around the world | CBC News

B.C. girl celebrates 6th birthday with letters from around the world | CBC News

B.C. girl celebrates 6th birthday with letters from around the world | CBC News LoadedMore than 180 cards and 15 packages were delivered to Ray Manning's home after his daughter's aunt put a call out on social media asking for folks to help make her niece's birthday special. CBC News A Kamloops, B.C., girl's birthday became a global affair on Thursday as people from around the world sent letters and parcels to help her celebrate. Ray Manning said more than 180 cards and 15 packages were delivered to his home after his daughter's aunt put a call out on social media asking for folks to...

August 14, 2020
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Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information | CBC News

Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information | CBC News

Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information | CBC News LoadedA Manitoba researcher is using part of his $500,000 federal grant to not only study how COVID-19 is affecting Indigenous communities but also to help them survive it. One of his first projects is a public health video delivered in Cree by a raven puppet. CBC News A Manitoba researcher is using part of his $500,000 federal grant to not only study how COVID-19 is affecting Indigenous communities but also to help them survive it.One of the first projects Steph McLachlan commissioned is a public health video...

April 12, 2020
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Alberta doctor killed in attack at walk-in clinic was devoted husband, loving father | CBC News

Alberta doctor killed in attack at walk-in clinic was devoted husband, loving father | CBC News

Doctor killed in Red Deer attack was targeted by assailant, RCMP say | CBC News LoadedA 54-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of family physician Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died Monday after a violent attack at the Red Deer, Alta., walk-in clinic where he practised. CBC News A Red Deer, Alta., doctor who died after he was attacked at his walk-in clinic on Monday was deliberately targeted, say RCMP, who have laid a first-degree murder charge in the case.Dr. Walter Reynolds, 45, died in hospital after he was assaulted with a weapon at the Village Mall...

August 11, 2020
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India criticized by UN human rights chief for stifling freedoms | CBC News

India criticized by UN human rights chief for stifling freedoms | CBC News

India criticized by UN human rights chief for stifling freedoms | CBC News LoadedThe United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday urged India's government to do more to protect human rights defenders, who have come under mounting pressure in recent months in the world's largest democracy.The Associated Press The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday urged India's government to do more to protect human rights defenders, who have come under mounting pressure in recent months in the world's largest democracy.High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's office pointed to three...

October 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

Biodiversity loss and wildlife trade are making pandemics like COVID-19 more likely, experts say | CBC News LoadedThe destruction of natural habitats are making it easier for pathogens, like the novel coronavirus, to cross into humans, scientists say. CBC News In Brazil, wide swaths of rainforest are being decimated for logging and farmland. In Asia, animals are being collected in the wild and sold in markets. In Africa, some animals are hunted down to near-extinction for their so-called medicinal qualities.Meanwhile, in countries like Canada and the U.S., some natural habitats are being...

April 11, 2020
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How an ad for a flower planter reunited a student with his favourite teacher | CBC News

How an ad for a flower planter reunited a student with his favourite teacher | CBC News

How an ad for a flower planter reunited a student with his favourite teacher | CBC News LoadedFive-year-old Nashat Cassim had just emigrated to Canada and was just starting school when the kindness and encouragement from his first teachers here made a life-long impact. He finally got to tell them that because of an ad he posted on social media. CBC News After more than two decades, a social media marketplace brought together a student who had recently arrived in Canada and a teacher who made him feel welcome and inspired all those years ago.And it was all due to an ad for a flower...

August 3, 2020
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B.C. throne speech overshadowed by provincewide demonstrations | CBC News

B.C. throne speech overshadowed by provincewide demonstrations | CBC News

B.C. throne speech overshadowed by provincewide demonstrations | CBC News LoadedB.C. Premier John Horgan cancelled a news conference planned for Tuesday afternoon, following his government's speech from the throne, because of demonstrations outside the legislature.CBC News B.C. Premier John Horgan cancelled a news conference planned for Tuesday afternoon, following his government's speech from the throne, because of demonstrations outside the legislature.Dozens of people supporting hereditary leaders of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation in their fight against a...

February 11, 2020
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