Ontario walks back new pandemic police powers following widespread backlash

TORONTO — Ontario reversed course on sweeping new police powers Saturday, just one day after Premier Doug Ford announced the measures that triggered a swift and furious backlash. Officers will no longer have the right to stop any pedestrian or driver to ask why they’re out or request their home address, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones […]

Deepfake creator wants viewers to ‘think twice’

Chris Ume, creator of viral Tom Cruise deepfake, said that he wanted viewers to “start thinking twice” about the content they are watching and that they may be fabricated, despite how realistic it may appear. Deepfakes typically involve a picture or video where a person or object is manipulated to say or do something else. […]

George Floyd’s family gets US$27 M settlement

On March 12, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay US$27 million to settle a lawsuit by George Floyd’s surviving family, over his death in police custody in May 2020 — an event that ignited one of the largest protests against police brutality and racism across the US and around the world. Mayor Jacob Frey […]