06
Jan
2021
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Ranchman’s relics — including mechanical bull — for sale in online auction – Calgary

Barstools, picnic benches, beer tubs and even the mechanical bull from Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall are up for grabs in an online auction. Edmonton-based auctioneer Stewart Belland Sales launched the liquidation on Monday. Interested buyers can view the items up for grabs online on the website, or in-person on…
10
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Child Abuse, child cyber exploitation, Child Exploitation, Child Sexual Abuse, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, covid canada, COVID-19, online child exploitation, Sexual Abuse

Coronavirus pandemic contributed to rise in online child exploitation, Fintrac says – National

Canada’s anti-money laundering agency is flagging some telltale signs that a financial transaction could be linked to online child sexual exploitation. The federal Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac, says in an operational alert issued today the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase…
24
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: Back to School, Back To School Shopping, Consumer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Online Shopping, Health, Online Shopping, Online Shopping COVID-19, U.S., World

Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of people shying away from malls and in-person retailers due to concerns over limiting the spread of the coronavirus and as a result, online shopping companies are seeing a surge of business. With back-to-school around the corner in the U.S., some consumer experts…
16
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, coronavirus news, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Face Mask Exemption Cards, fake face mask exemption cards, mandetory face masks

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts say they’re fake – National

As mandatory face mask bylaws pop up across Canada and the United States in order to deter the spread of COVID-19, so are fraudulent cards claiming to exempt people from the rule. If you do have a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask, you do not need to…
07
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, content moderators coronavirus, content moderators social media, Coronavirus, COVID-19, , Health, Instagram coronavirus, moderating misinformation coronavirus, online content moderators coronavirus, , Tech, , World

Online platforms scramble as content moderators in short supply amid coronavirus – National

While hundreds of thousands of companies across the country have seen work grind to a halt amid COVID-19, Chris Priebe is experiencing the opposite. The owner of Two Hat, an artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company based in Kelowna, B.C., has never been busier helping customers including gaming brands Nintendo Switch,…
08
Mar
2016
Posted by: In: Canada, Consumer, Cross Border Shopping, E-commerce, eBay, Economy, Money, Online Shopping, PayPal, plunging loonie

Cross-border shopping has surged among U.S. online shoppers – National

U.S. shoppers may not be streaming across the border in huge numbers yet, but there’s been a “significant” rise in cross-border clicks at Canadian online shops, new data shows. Fresh figures from PayPal and eBay show that transactions coming from the United States to Canadian e-commerce stores have popped in recent…
06
May
2013
Posted by: In: Money

Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

WASHINGTON – The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27,…