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Facebook Starts Alerting Users About Compromised Profiles

A notification that appeared on Facebook for some users today told them that “one of your friends” used Facebook to log into a now-banned personality quiz app called “This Is Your Digital Life.” The notice says the app misused the

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#deletefacebook Doesn’t Seem To Have Much Traction In Canada

Over the past week or so, there’s been a lot of social media buzz about people pledging to delete their Facebook profiles in the wake of last week’s alleged privacy breach by data firm Cambridge Analytica. However, according to a

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[Video] Ottawa Valley Country Music Legend Ronnie Prophet Has Died

  Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet, who rose to fame in the 1970’s with a string of hit singles and TV variety shows, has died at the age of 80. His widow Glory-Anne Prophet posted a comment on Facebook, saying

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‘UPS Dogs’ Breaks The Old Stereotype Of Postal Carriers vs. Canines

Postal workers and dogs don’t always get along. That’s a well known fact. But not all carriers feel that way. UPS Dogs is a nation-wide network of canine-loving ‘big brown truck’ drivers who post pictures of the pups they become

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Why Facebook’s Principles Don’t Work In The Real World

I don’t usually share emails sent to me by family and friends, but this one struck a funny bone with me – Steve For those who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists: I am trying to make friends

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Which Of These 4 Facebook User Groups Do You Belong To?

A new study, published in the International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, confirms that Facebook could easily categorize users into four broad user types: “relationship builders,” “window shoppers,” “town criers,” and “selfies.” The study authors, from the School

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Vancouver Letter Carrier Harassed By Celebrity Crow

Canada Post says it will only resume mail delivery to three addresses in East Vancouver when it’s safe. Shawn Bergman and his neighbours haven’t received mail for more than a month after reports of repeated attacks by Vancouver’s famous ‘Canuck’

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Mayor Offers To Pay You To Move To His Italian Village

The mayor of the Italian village of Bormida is offering to pay up to 2000 Euro’s in cash to anyone prepared to move there. The current population of Bormida, (in a mountainous region of north-west Italy) is 394 people. The

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Legendary Canadian Singer, Song Writer And Poet Leonard Cohen – Dead At 82

Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82, according to a Facebook post on his official page. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” said the post on his Facebook page. Leonard

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Meeting Sophie Grégoire Trudeau “A Highlight Of My Year” Say Emma Watson

Who picks you up on a Vespa before your meetings to personally show you why she loves her city and her country? Why Sophie Grégoire Trudeau of course! When Emma Watson was in Ottawa last month for the ‘One Young

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Teenage-ism To Blame For Daughter’s Tardiness

The daughter of a California mom who requested a note to excuse her for being late for school is probably having second thoughts by now. Her mom, Nicole Poppic, posted a photo on Facebook showing a handwritten, tongue-in-cheek note that she penned after a

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[Video] Ottawa Center Stage In Justin Timberlake Cover Song

Ottawa’s dancing cop is back, along with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Fire Services, Paramedic Services and people from Orleans and Gloucester to Nepean and Kanata. They all came together to celebrate Canada’s capital, have some fun, and dance along to

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Cheerio Challenge Goes Viral

Have you heard about the Cheerio Challenge? The Facebook page ‘Life of Dad’ has started something called the ‘Cheerio Challenge’ and it’s quickly taken social media by storm. The aim of the Cheerio Challenge is simple: stack as many Cheerios

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Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne Visits Facebook Campus

It’s not everyday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg extends a personal invitation to one of the 1.65 billion active users on his social media platform, but Candace Payne is has taken the word ‘active’ to a whole new level. She’s

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