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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


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


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


Why Canada’s E-Library Is Barren

Slow going national digitization plan leaves virtual shelves empty.

By Michael Geist, 26 Jul 2016


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


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


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


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


Next Net Neutrality Battle: 'Zero Rating'

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

By Michael Geist, 6 Jul 2016


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


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


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


#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


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


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


Digital Cancon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

Canadian content policies will soon go under the microscope. Who'll benefit?

By Michael Geist, 3 May 2016


Leadership Sorely Needed on Canada's Broadband Strategy

Ongoing internet access hearing shows feds must step up.

By Michael Geist, 26 Apr 2016


Ottawa Still Censoring Websites in Government Departments, Union Says

Civil servants left to their own devices, says Debi Daviau.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 21 Apr 2016


Copyright Law for the Blind Needs Fine Tuning

Liberal bill responds to global movement to create and export accessible works.

By Michael Geist, 19 Apr 2016


Embracing the Brave New, and Creepy, Bots

Should we trade ethics and human contact for machines that pretend to like us?

By Shannon Rupp, 16 Apr 2016