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.

Summer Camps in Toronto a Techie’s Delight

By Lee Rickwood

Tech camps and media centres provide free access to state-of-the-art technology to introduce disadvantaged youth to potential careers in new media, while providing computer literacy skills and opportunities for creative self-expression.

Yahoo Web Searches Powered by Bing Coming to Canada

By Lee Rickwood

Microsoft will do the heavy lifting, providing back-end functions like ranking search listings for Web, video and image results generated from search queries. Yahoo remains responsible for how the content looks on the page.

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.