The Ruck and Chuck

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Western women's rugby

Fury over filters at public libraries

Citizens, librarians, parents battle over protecting kids and intellectual freedom

Friday, September 14th, 2007

This site has been blocked on a computer screen

The London Public Library confronted some tough issues when an internet-filtering pilot project came under fire in a public forum yesterday.

In the past, the LPL has used Netsweeper internet filtering software on youth computers to protect children from inadvertently viewing offensive material. (read more)

USC votes no to MMP motion

Friday, September 14th, 2007

After a heated debate about the upcoming Ontario referendum, the University Students’ Council voted yesterday to remain impartial and let students decide for themselves.

At last night’s USC meeting, a motion was put forth by VP-university affairs David Simmonds to have the USC endorse a mixed-member proportional electoral system (MMP) for Ontario. (read more)

Google's "Street View" viewing too much

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Marijuana spotted in a house window

A concern over the privacy of Canadian citizens has put Google’s Street View software into hot water with Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner.

“When the software was released in May, it was apparent that some pictures showed people’s faces,” Colin McKay, spokesperson for the Privacy Commissioner’s office, said. (read more)

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