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Rogers, Bell and Public Safety refused interviews on phone hack – but talked about it in private | CBC News

After a CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation in November showed how relatively easy it was to hack phones on the Bell and Rogers mobile networks, the telecom companies and Public Safety Canada refused to grant interviews. Instead, they chose to talk about the issue among themselves and in private, according to the federal lobbying …

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Trudeau not ready to join British PM’s ban on single-use plastics | CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped short today of echoing British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for Commonwealth members to ban single-use plastics — but pointed to a planned discussion at the next G7 summit, being hosted by Canada later this year. May announced earlier Thursday that her government is banning …

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to testify before Parliamentary committee | CBC News

Chris Wylie, the whistleblower at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica data-mining controversy, will appear before the Parliamentary privacy committee, says Peter Kent. “We’ll have questions when Mr. Wylie comes before committee,” Kent said following a hearing of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics earlier today. In …

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Tesla shuts down Model 3 assembly again to fix bottlenecks | CBC News

Shares of Tesla Inc. traded lower Tuesday after reports that the company had shut down production of its Model 3 mass-market electric car again to solve manufacturing bottlenecks. The automaker told employees this week there would be a four- or five-day production hiatus. The company says it warned of future …

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Thinking of becoming an organ donor following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy? Here’s what you need to know | CBC News

Organ donor registration spiked following the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but Canada has “one of the worst” participation levels in the world. Here’s what you need to know, both about how to register, and the misconceptions that have put us so far behind other nations. Brandie Weikle · CBC News …

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International shipping has to slash emissions in half by mid-century | CBC News

The Canadian government is on board with an international proposal passed this week to force the shipping industry to cut its emissions in half by the middle of the century. The International Marine Organization is also directing its policy-makers to craft a document to ban heavy fuel oil — known …

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How you can spot the International Space Station | CBC News

Do you want to see the only human off-Earth outpost? Over the next day or so, you may be able to watch it silently gliding through the night sky. The International Space Station (ISS) is the only place where you can usually find the only six people living and working in …

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Fisheries emissions rising despite recent efforts, UBC study shows | CBC News

A shift to harvesting crustaceans like shrimp and lobster is feeding a growing carbon footprint for the world’s fisheries, according to new research from the University of B.C. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, found a 21-per-cent increase in greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of fish …

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Vegetables grown in Antarctic greenhouse harvested for 1st time | CBC News

Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III say they’ve picked 3.6 kilograms (8 pounds) of salad greens, 18 cucumbers and …

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Facebook says more than 600,000 Canadians may have had data shared with Cambridge Analytica | CBC News

Facebook said on Wednesday that an estimated 622,161 Canadians may have had their data shared with the British company Cambridge Analytica. The social network said the number is a fraction — 0.7 per cent — of the 87 million people it now believes were affected globally. The majority of those …

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