Author Archives: Lee Rickwood

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About Lee Rickwood

Lee Rickwood covers developments in media and technology with particular interest in how such developments affect our social, political and economic activities and interactions.
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Accessibility Tech: Creating a World without Barriers

by Lee Rickwood
Special hardware and software tools, collectively called assistive or accessibility technology, bring real value not just for the impacted individual but to the overall economy.

Holidays Gifts to Boost Online Privacy, Secure Personal Data

By Lee Rickwood
In many ways, it is an outrage that online safety and security has to be purchased at all: yes, our personal information is very valuable and well worth protecting, but there are those who say we should be paid when others make use of our digital data, not that we should pay to protect our data from them.

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Can Technology Support Democractic Decision-Making?

As destructive as technology and media may be on our modern democracy, some digital tools could in fact support effective democratic processes. A Vancouver tech company says it’s using artificial intelligence and cloud-based technologies to help us make tough decisions…