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Liberals launch $1M-attack-ad blitz throwing Doug Ford’s words back at him | Toronto Star

“Doug said, in response to a home for autistic kids that was built in his community: ‘It ruined the community. My heart goes out to kids with autism, but no one told me they’d be leaving the house. If it comes down to it, I’ll buy the house, myself, and resell it.’”

This guy has no place being the leader of anything. 

 

Rethinking Reminders – nahumck.me

🤞🏼 that we'll see an update to the Reminders app at this year.

 
 
 

Right-Wing Media Look at Parkland Student Activists and See a Reason to Gut Public Education

This actually reminds me of a study from last year showing that Republicans view higher education as a negative. 

 
 
 
 
 

How YouTube’s A.I. boosts alternative facts

We all heard about conspiracy theories, alternative facts and fake news circulating on the internet. How do they become so popular? What’s the impact of the state-of-the-art algorithms on their success?

Having worked on YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, I started investigating, and came to the conclusion that the powerful algorithm I helped build plays an active role in the propagation of false information.

Fascinating read.

 

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet | The Verge

Cloudflare has worked with APNIC to offer its DNS service through 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. Lots of people have used 1.1.1.1 as a dummy address, and APNIC have tried in the past to analyze the flood of traffic to the IP address and been overwhelmed. “We talked to the APNIC team about how we wanted to create a privacy-first, extremely fast DNS system,” explains Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince. “We offered Cloudflare’s network to receive and study the garbage traffic in exchange for being able to offer a DNS resolver on the memorable IPs. And, with that, 1.1.1.1 was born.”

 
 
 
 
 

It's a Canadian thing: Why big phone companies still dominate internet services amid cheaper options

I’ve been with Teksavvy for years, never had any complaints and I’m happier knowing I’m not paying Rogers or Bell for anything.