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The Tyee Is Upping Its Security Game

In preparation for a Trump-led NSA, we’re making our tiny contribution to online security.

By Bryan Carney, 28 Nov 2016


news

Inside the Search for Life on ‘Nearby’ Proxima b

Canadian space telescope helping to unlock planet’s mystery.

By Eric Nadal, 23 Nov 2016


culture

‘Lab Girl’: A Scientist’s Engaging, Enraging Memoir

Hope Jahren’s new book details her love affair with science, and fight to keep it funded.

By Crawford Kilian, 14 Nov 2016


news

Bring On the Drones

Eyes in the sky can change conversations about the environment.

By Tyler Hooper, 12 Nov 2016


opinion

Surveillance Scandals Break as Government Seeks More Spy Powers

Fifth in a series to help you participate in the federal consultation on national security.

By Micheal Vonn, 9 Nov 2016


opinion

CETA Failure Reflects Public Rejection of Sweeping Trade Deals

Don’t blame EU unreasonableness for saying no to bad agreement with Canada.

By Michael Geist, 22 Oct 2016


opinion

Automation Is Inevitable, But Workers Can Still Win

Recognizing the shift is the first essential step. Then we can decide who benefits.

By John Nichols, 5 Sep 2016


mediacheck

Fight Piracy? Canadian Creators More Concerned with Fighting Obscurity

Punishing pirates a low priority for rights holders, who prefer to focus on supporting legitimate services, study finds.

By Michael Geist, 9 Aug 2016


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Why Canada’s E-Library Is Barren

Slow going national digitization plan leaves virtual shelves empty.

By Michael Geist, 26 Jul 2016


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Pokémon Go Brings New ‘Augmented Reality’ Legal Issues to Light

Not to mention the whole issue of trespassing. Play safe, kids.

By Michael Geist, 19 Jul 2016


culture

Why You Should Care About Pokémon Go

The game and its successors will change our relationships with our neighbourhoods. It’s a good time to ask: who decides how?

By Hugh Stimson, 15 Jul 2016


opinion

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

Many scientists describe such efforts as 'prime-time theatre.' Yet the farce continues.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 13 Jul 2016


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Coming Soon: A Fresh New (and More Mobile-Friendly!) Tyee

Our article page redesign will improve your reading experience on phones, tablets and desktop. We hope you approve.

By Robyn Smith, 13 Jul 2016


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Next Net Neutrality Battle: 'Zero Rating'

Canadian regulator launches consultation on ISPs exempting certain content from data charges.

By Michael Geist, 6 Jul 2016


opinion

How a File-sharing Lawsuit Could Erode Your Internet Privacy

Downloaders should pay attention to this 'reverse class action' filed by a film company.

By Michael Geist, 28 Jun 2016


presents

Mass Sea Star Deaths Shake Up Marine Food Chain

SFU researchers uncovering effects of one of the largest wildlife die-offs ever recorded.

By Christopher Cheung, 28 Jun 2016


opinion

Court's Ban on Some Set-Top Boxes Threat to Innovation

Ruling tips balance with injunction blocking disruptive technology with both legal and illegal uses.

By Michael Geist, 21 Jun 2016


culture

#OceanOptimism: Igniting a Twitter Storm of Hope

Sharing uplifting news of resilience and recovery enhances our capacity for action. So why don't we do it more?

By Elin Kelsey, 18 Jun 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

Why Science Is Like One Big Potlatch

The Coast Salish had it right: sharing fish, or data, gets you more than hoarding.

By Jude Isabella, 18 May 2016


presents

SFU Researchers Lend a Bionic Hand to Amputee Athlete

Danny Letain will test his robotic prosthesis in global 'Cybathlon' event.

By Christopher Cheung, 18 May 2016