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YouTube steps up enforcement of content aimed at children

YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the company said Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.
The streaming video service, which is a unit of Alphabet Inc.
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Security alert: How vigilance can keep contents of your wallet safe

OTTAWA -- When Doug Hoyes had his credit card information stolen, fraudsters used it to pay for three taxi rides in Toronto.
He wasn't in that city, but discovered the charges while routinely checking his card transactions online and notified his bank, which cancelled the card.
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Missing Argentine submarine: Investigators say sound consistent with explosion heard

Argentina's navy announced Thursday that a sound detected during the search for a missing submarine is consistent with that of an explosion – an ominous development in the hunt for the vessel and its 44 crew members.
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U.S. firm helps spot online threat against Calgary high school

A private company in Washington, D.C. that monitors social media and flags potential terrorism threats may have helped thwart a planned attack on a Calgary high school, CTV News has learned.
The Tactical Institute, founded by Bob Dowling, a former FBI terrorism task force member, monitors social media around the clock on behalf of paying clients to flag potential threats to organizations and individuals.
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'Tears were shed': Ambulance detour allows patient to see the beach one last time

A dying patient was granted one last chance to see the beach in Australia, thanks to a kind ambulance crew who agreed to grant her final wish.
Paramedics Graeme and Danielle took a “small diversion” on their way to the palliative care unit at the request of the patient, according to the Queensland Ambulance Service.
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Canadian drug-maker accused of abusing market dominance

OAKVILLE, Ont. -- Britain's competition regulator is accusing Canadian specialty drug company Concordia International Corp. of overcharging for a thyroid drug after raising the price by nearly 6,000 per cent between 2007 and 2017.
In a statement of objections, the Competition and Markets Authority is alleging Concordia abused its market dominance in the supply of liothyronine tablets.
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Regulator investigating Sears Canada liquidation sale prices: monitor

TORONTO -- The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise were marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says.
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Legal pot could see justice costs climb, not drop, Rachel Notley says

Alberta's premier says she's worried that marijuana legalization could drive up policing and court bills her province cannot afford to pay.
The justice system is already overburdened and enforcing new pot-related measures could make things worse, Rachel Notley warned in an interview with The Canadian Press.
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Retail sales inched up in September, but only because of higher gas prices

Retail sales inched up 0.1 per cent to $49.1 billion in September largely because of higher prices at gas stations.
Statistics Canada reported Thursday that retail sales were up in five of 11 sectors of the economy that the agency tracks.
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What happens once 'net neutrality' rules bite the dust?

NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commission formally released a draft of its plan to kill net-neutrality rules , which equalized access to the internet and prevented broadband providers from favouring their own apps and services.
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Suicide bombing kills 8 in eastern Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a suicide attack has killed eight people and wounded 17 in the country's eastern Nangarhar province.
Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says the suicide bomber targeted a local police commander who was recently dismissed from his job.
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Justin Trudeau to be honoured with Symons Medal in P.E.I.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on P.E.I. today to receive the Symons Medal and give a lecture at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.
The event kicks off at noon with a performance by the Dream Catchers.
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