Did you know that when you are on the Internet, it’s always phishing season? You won’t be catching any perch, but you will definitely be having shiny toys dangled in front of you to try to bait and lure you in. Believe it or not, there are people on the Internet always at the ready to take advantage of you.
It’s February. Spring is around the corner, but winter still lets us know that we are The Great White North, reminding us of our favourite season here in Canada. That’s okay, because we have a fantastic holiday filled with warmth and love coming up! No, not that one... It’s Family Day! Family Day is a holiday meant to spend with family to create, share and foster memories with those that mean so much to us all.
Despite what so many kids around the world likely believe, when parents enforce rules, they almost always do so for their child's own good. For instance, kids usually aren't allowed to gorge on all of their candy on Halloween night. While there are probably some little ones out there who aren't particularly happy about this, moms and dads don't want them to experience teeth issues because of the large amounts of sugar, nor do they want the kids to get stomach aches.
According to Maclean’s Magazine (2013) an estimated 30 to 40 million North Americans now use online dating sites to look for love. Contributing over $1.5 billion to the industry, a quarter of all Canadians have tried Internet dating and 16 percent have had cybersex.
There are so many idioms and phrases used in everyday language that denote - or underscore - the relative value of speed. For instance, some individuals like to say that they have a "need for speed," while others live by the motto "slow and steady wins the race."
There's no age limit to the Internet. Sure, a toddler isn't exactly going to be able to navigate his way through Web pages, while your 12-year-old can't have her own Facebook account until she's at least 13, but overall, nearly anyone can go online to find sources of entertainment, information and other resources.
As Canadians, we have a lot to be proud of, from our athletes competing at an advanced level on the world stage to various cultural achievements. One thing that we can have a lot of pride in is the fact that, across the nation, we have some of best Internet connections available worldwide. Our Internet service providers (ISPs) consistently offer fast and relatively low-priced options we can use to go online. On top of that, in the past few years, a number of indie ISPs have pulled ahead of the pack in terms of affordability, customer service and convenience.
For many people across the globe, the Internet is something that makes various aspects of their lives so much easier. For instance, it might not always be convenient to buy stamps, write out checks and send a bill to a utilities provider via the mail. However, because businesses around the world are increasingly incorporating the Internet into their operations, many allow consumers to pay their bills online. Moreover, people can balance their personal finances, accomplish many work tasks, do homework and communicate with friends and family members, among a plethora of other activities, via the Internet.
The 2014 Olympic Games are now over, to the sure chagrin of many. Chances are very good that a lot of Canadians tuned in to these international sporting events, especially given the fact that both our men's and women's ice hockey teams won gold.