Vol 1, #19, July 21, 2009
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Facebook needs to improve privacy practices, investigation finds
Privacy Commissioner calls for greater transparency on social networing site

In order to comply with Canadian privacy law, Facebook must take greater responsibility for the personal information in its care, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said today in announcing the results of an investigation into the popular social networking site's privacy policies and practices....bulletRead More

Facebook's privacy policies and practices have recently come under fire.
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Crime-mapping website goes live in Edmonton
Online tool helps residents be proactive
Edmonton police have set up a crime-mapping website that will profile every neighbourhood in the city and track the different crimes in each. The idea is that people can go online and click on their own home ... bulletRead More
Top ten worst on-the-job email bloopers
Survey revels favourite 'doh!' moments
Most professionals have experienced at least one cringe-inducing moment after they've hit "send," a new survey suggests. Nearly eight in 10 advertising and marketing executives polled confess they've made a...bulletRead More
Le Gourmet serves up branded content to viewers
Site overhaul aimed at engaging consumers
About 18 months ago, Le Gourmet TV was launched to provide recipe, food and drink related content in a high quality video format that consumers would want to watch. “This ‘branded content’ is entertaining, engaging, and informative to viewers and consumers who want to learn about food, wine, and other beverages,” says Executive Producer Glen Powell. “We can engage consumers with a branded message, at the point when...bulletRead More

Toronto home to one of world's best SEO firms
Ranking.com releases list of 2009 winners
Toronto-based Own your source, Inc. has been ranked one of the best search engine optimization firms in the world by ranking.com, a trusted and well-respected resource for evaluating internet marketing vendors.
“Our current top SEO winners are the strongest and recognize firms we have identified to date.” says Morris, in his announcement of industry leaders for July 2009. “With the internet becoming such a mainstay in the lives of...
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Canadians Get Fresh! with online video contest
User generated content promotes Colgate brand
Colgate MaxFresh is searching for the coolest, most exciting dancers this summer through the GET FRESH! & Dance contest being held online at getfreshanddance.ca. Users are invited to visit the site before August 17 and click through to the upload section. They can then download one of the songs from the MaxFresh playlist and create a 30 second dance video to it. Canadians will cast their votes based on overall performance, creativity... bulletRead More

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