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The National Right To Be Forgotten: Should past wrongs stay public forever?

Right To Be Forgotten, the latest National documentary, examines whether people's past wrongs should stay public forever. The National looks at how lives can be destroyed by information that persists on the Internet and how hard it is get it removed. CBC's Nick Purdon examines a sensitive case involving two people with a messy, shared past they want to forget, but can't escape.
  • 2018
  • 00:12:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

The National Canadian tech used in repressive countries for censorship

Canadian company Netsweeper is under fire for its technology that can help repressive countries around the world censor the Internet for millions of users. The technology was born as a tool to help schools and libraries protect vulnerable users — now it's being sold and implemented at the network level in countries with dubious human rights records.
  • 2018
  • 00:11:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

The Weekly Zeynep Tufekci on Facebook's business model

Socio-technologist Zeynep Tufekci says Facebook’s business model is problematic. She tells the CBC’s Wendy Mesley that your data can be used to identify your politics and your personal weaknesses – even if you have never disclosed it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

The National Quantum computing power leap

For all the heralded advances, computers basically run much the same as they did seven decades ago. They've gotten smaller, faster, with more storage, but they continue to run on a language of ones and zeros. Now the world's first commercially available quantum computers are taking those ones and zeros to a level of computing power that has never before ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Teaching Coding Through Robotics

A team of Harvard engineers has come up with a fun way to get kids hooked on coding. Starting with simple pictograms, students set responses to certain stimuli that determine the movements of a robot named Root. When they become comfortable working with pictures, the program introduces text-based coding. With this tool, even children who don't yet know how to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 1

In the first episode of CBC Arts' Disrupting Design, host Matt Galloway looks at innovations in academic architecture (the new Student Centre at Ryerson University), bicycle design (the electric Revelo Flex), and programmable matter (interactive flying microbots callede BitDrones).
  • 2016
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

News in Review - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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The National How Data Mining is Changing Political Campaigns

Canvassing door to door, a time-honoured ritual of any political campaign, is more than it appears. It's a candidate's chance to press the flesh, of course, but increasingly, it is the entry point for data mining, which is how parties collect as much data as they can about you and your voting intentions. Analytics is fast becoming an essential tool ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

News in Review - October 2015 ​Coding for Kids: Programming the Future

Computers govern our lives, at school, at home, at work. Even smart phones are basically a small computer. Yet most of us know very little about how to program them. That's a problem some educators are addressing today. They’re putting computer coding into the school curriculum so children can learn how to interface with their future.
  • 2015
  • 00:12:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/14/2015

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Doc Zone Roboticize Me Classroom Favourites

A robot revolution is upon us. And it’s guaranteed to change the way we see ourselves. Robots have become our colleagues, even our companions. Some look like animals or toys. But others look disturbingly like us. All of them have been developed to act like us, feel and think like us. Why? What’s driving our need to develop intelligent and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/01/2015

News in Review - February 2015 Sony Hack

When cyber-terrorists hacked the computer system of one of Hollywood's largest film companies, they exposed damaging emails to the public. They also demanded a stop to the release of a comedy movie depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Was North Korea responsible? And what does this kind of breach mean for the security of any country?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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Ideas The Revolution Will Be Extruded

There's a lot of buzz about 3D printing — guns! skin grafts! pizza in space! But as Regina computer scientist David Gerhard discovers, 3D printers, and the people who use them, are about to revolutionize the way we think about manufacturing, and how we get stuff.
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

News in Review - March 2014 Airport Wi-Fi: Canada Spying on Its Own

Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) is a government agency tasked with gathering intelligence in other countries. Documents released by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, tell a very different story. For a two-week span, thousands of people who travelled through Canadian airports had their movements tracked even after they left the airport. CSEC says their actions were legal, but some disagree. 
  • 2014
  • 00:11:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2014

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Ideas The Great Book of Knowledge (Part 2 of 2)

We used to need libraries to make the sum of human knowledge available to all. Today we have Wikipedia, where the sum of human knowledge can be shaped by all of us. But can we trust it? Philip Coulter suggests that the collective mind is perhaps the best mind we have.
  • 2014
  • 00:53:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2014

Ideas The Great Book of Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

We used to need libraries to make the sum of human knowledge available to all. Today we have Wikipedia, where the sum of human knowledge can be shaped by all of us. But can we trust it? Philip Coulter suggests that the collective mind is perhaps the best mind we have.
  • 2014
  • 00:53:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2014

Marketplace Can You Hack It?

Marketplace reveals how big stores are hacked for personal information more often than we're told. From a street corner in downtown Vancouver, Wendy Mesley enlists the help of an internet security expert to do what hackers do easily every day — that is, grab your personal information out of thin air. Vulnerability to this crime is a major concern for ...
  • 2007
  • 00:19:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Getting Gouged By Geeks

Their dorky company names and their cute little cars give off an air of friendly, helpful competence. But do the people who make computer house calls actually know what they're doing? As Erica Johnson's hidden-camera investigation reveals, most of the time the answer is "no". The Marketplace team modified a computer to simulate a common hardware failure. Then they called in the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Chaos, Science and the Unexpected

This documentary is an in-depth look at how supercomputers and computer graphics have opened up a new vista for scientists as they seek to plot and predict the shapes and forms of nature. Scientists and mathematicians are now using computer graphics to produce visual representations of natural phenomena, to determine what is predictable and what is random – to explore ...
  • 1990
  • 00:45:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Hackers

Whatever anyone may claim, there is no defense against computer hackers — those people who get into places you thought were safe. This program takes a journey into their world to see what they're capable of doing — the young hacker who stole thousands of credit card numbers and then bragged about it on Internet radio; the one who hacked ...
  • 2000
  • 00:47:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Scammed

There’s a new scam making the rounds on the internet. An e-mail from a major company, like VISA, E-Bay or PayPal, arrives in your inbox. The e-mail asks you to confirm your personal information by clicking on a link. Although the web site looks legitimate, it’s not. The e-mail, as well as the web site, are fakes created by crooks ...
  • 2006
  • 00:24:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Cyberhate

The Internet is the new wild frontier. Unregulated, it may be the last bastion of free speech and open debate, but it has also proven to be a powerful pulpit for hate-filled propaganda. Information that is illegal to distribute in material form is ungovernable over the Internet. This highly provocative documentary asks where we draw the line. Should government step ...
  • 1995
  • 00:20:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Firing Your Customer

Sometimes companies have customers who cost more to support than the profit they generate. It may be because they make only small purchases, buy only on sale, miss appointments, take up a lot of time on nuisance calls or open accounts but don’t buy anything. New technology makes it possible to develop customer profiles that highlight such cases. This program ...
  • 1998
  • 00:08:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2011 How Facebook Changed the World

It began as a college dorm project, but Facebook is now an international giant. It has more than half a billion users, and Canadians are among its biggest fans. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the rise of the social media giant and at the many ways it is changing the world.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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News in Review - December 2009 The Internet: Forty Years Later

It’s been 40 years since the Internet was born. Since then it has revolutionized our world. But it has also brought with it a host of new problems. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the birth of the Internet, and examine some issues that are clouding its future.
  • 2009
  • 00:16:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2009

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