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.

Can Social Media Cure Toronto’s Apathy?

by Lee Rickwood
Toronto should be the perfect city for it – after all, we have the most Facebook members, right?

But can social media cure political apathy? A newly-launched website is designed to do just that, and it’s called VO4TO. Say it fast and often enough, it sounds like a road to Rome.

Data Spills, Not Oil Spills Threaten Businesses in Canada

by Lee Rickwood

Most Canadian companies say they aren’t concerned about data breaches involving their customers’ personal information. Despite the fact those same companies are collecting and holding more personal information than ever before, a recent survey conducted for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found that 42 per cent of businesses surveyed are not concerned about security breaches.