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Facebook is critical infrastructure. It also knows how bad it can be for people. What happens now?

Facebook is critical infrastructure. It also knows how bad it can be for people. What happens now?

When Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp all vanished for hours on Monday, it wasn't a nefarious plan. It was a mistake.
How a Calgary-based proof of vaccination app was breached

How a Calgary-based proof of vaccination app was breached

Portpass was recommended to fans by the entity that owns two Calgary sports teams. They weren't alone. According to the company's estimates, more than 500,000 Canadians were using Portpass to show proof of their vaccination status.
A reporter's investigation into the origins of Covid-19

A reporter's investigation into the origins of Covid-19

In the early days of the pandemic, a conspiracy theory claimed that the virus was intentionally released from a lab. It was seized upon by the worst people and drove racist scapegoating of Asian people around the world.
Are unions poised for a comeback?

Are unions poised for a comeback?

Private-sector union membership has declined significantly in recent decades, in part due to a vast pool of foreign labour that has left many domestic workers in constant fear of being outsourced.
Is your employer spying on you?

Is your employer spying on you?

If they were, you probably wouldn't know it. Since millions of white-collar workers began working from home during the pandemic, the demand for 'Tattleware' has rapidly increased.
How do we move past guilt and towards action on reconciliation?

How do we move past guilt and towards action on reconciliation?

It can be daunting, as a non-Indigenous Canadian to wrestle with the enormity of the crimes committed against Indigenous people by this country. And when we're asked to reflect upon it, the guilt can be overwhelming.
How vaccine passports put workers on the front lines of the pandemic fight

How vaccine passports put workers on the front lines of the pandemic fight

Most Canadian provinces now have or are planning to implement a vaccine passport.
The two Michaels are home, but Canada still doesn't have a foreign policy on China

The two Michaels are home, but Canada still doesn't have a foreign policy on China

It's wonderful that two Canadians caught in the middle of geopolitics are home and safe after more than 1,000 days detained in China. It's not great that the circumstances of their return seem to imply that hostage diplomacy works.
It's like Uber, but for Health Care Workers

It's like Uber, but for Health Care Workers

The app is called Staffy and it was created to help the hospitality industry fill gaps in scheduling when a server or cook couldn't work.
"Exist in the moment": Stephen Brunt on the Blue Jays' amazing run

"Exist in the moment": Stephen Brunt on the Blue Jays' amazing run

A month ago, they were close to dead in the standings. They needed a miracle. Now they are in the final stages of a playoff push and no team in their right mind wants to face the Blue Jays in the post-season.
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