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University of Calgary; Turner Research & Strategy Inc.
February 14, 2018

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There is no doubt that technology advances over the past 20 years have revolutionized our lives. This impact has sunk entire business sectors, and has given birth to sectors that were just science fiction to some growing up before personal computers....

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
October 24, 2014
Categories: Ask the Hub

Technology, with all its rapid growth and innovation, has long been considered an indicator of status. Perhaps this is why some people think of cell phones as luxury items, despite the fact that the vast majority of Canadians have them. (83% of households had at least one active cell phone in 2013, according to the last Statistics Canada survey.)

As you probably know from carrying around your own iPhone,...

In March 2014, amidst mounting pressure from homeless advocates, Facebook removed a controversial group, called Creature Sightings, from their website. Consisting of more than 200 members, this online site was used as a forum to embarrass and degrade homeless individuals. Photographs were posted by group users, showing homeless individuals who appeared to be under the influence of substances and/or unconscious in public places. The outcry against the group caused Facebook to remove it...

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