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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Richard Smith

Richard Smith is a professor and the director the Centre for Digital Media, a joint initiative of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. His research and teaching focus on technology and social impacts.

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Richard Smith

Privacy: So Passé

The myriad eyes—public and private—monitoring our lives December 2014
Canadians are, by and large, private people. In our Canadian way, we do not make a big deal about this, but we have comprehensive privacy legislation at both the provincial and federal levels, and have had it for years. We are concerned about being watched and value our freedoms. Many regard violent events, including the recent attacks in Quebec and…