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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Is Canada’s Digital Divide Shrinking?

by Lee Rickwood
From 2018 to 2020, the share of Canadians classified as advanced Internet users increased noticeably. The upward shift was most evident among people aged 50 or older.

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Consent of the Employed: Workplace Surveillance and Employee Monitoring

Employee monitoring and workplace surveillance means big business. It may also mean big brother. Employee monitoring lets organizations track the activities of employees and gather information that helps drive productivity and boost security. With an uptick in the number of…

Public Advocates, Tech Insiders Shining on Light on Dark Patterns

by Lee Rickwood
Be it hard-to-close windows urging you to enter your email address on a news site, or email opt-outs on shopping sites in difficult-to-find locations in difficult-to-read text, or those pre-checked boxes that allow ongoing charges, or those special product sales messages implying you’d better hurry, as there are only two of your favourite item left to buy, dark patterns appear almost anywhere and encourage us to do almost anything..

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Truck Tech Mandate Delayed; Device Shortage Causing Safety Concerns

be Lee Rickwood
Sophisticated truck tech devices integrate global positioning satellite (GPS) capabilities, high-definition dashboard cameras equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), fleet telematics and communication channels, workflow productivity apps and more.