L’industrie du podcast au Canada et Québec & @PopUpArchive audio/podcast search engine + @Apple = downloads

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Excerpts “… Here’s something you need to know: I’ve learned that Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, the Oakland-based online platform focused on building tools to transcribe, organize, and search audio files. Among its suite of tools was the podcast search engine Audiosear.ch, which wound down operations on November 28, presumably in the wake of closing the acquisition.
Pop Up Archive https://popuparchive.com/ @PopUpArchive http://twitter.com/PopUpArchive was founded in 2012, and has since grown off an extended series of seed investments and grants from sources like Bloomberg Beta, 500 Startups, and the Knight Foundation, among others. The company also has a close relationship with PRX; in 2012, the two organizations partnered up to build Pop Up’s original web-based archive system.
A quick disclaimer: I’ve collaborated with Pop Up Archive on live events in the past, and have worked extensively with its CEO, Anne Wootton. But I don’t have any additional insight into the move. (Not at this point in time, anyway.) The only official statement I could get from Cupertino said: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
That said, I’m pretty sure you can put two and two together with what’s on paper: Apple, long the dominant hands-off steward of the podcast universe, has acquired a technology dedicated to increasing the knowability and sortability of the hundreds of thousands of shows distributed through its Apple Podcast platform. This, as you can imagine, has widespread implications for the ecosystem. Apple is believed to still drive somewhere between 50 to 70 percent of all available podcasts downloads, depending on who’s measuring — it’s near impossible to quantify this with any precision — and it’s further worth noting that this news comes months after Apple’s original announcement of in-episode analytics, which was scheduled to roll out around this end point of the year following the introduction of iOS 11 in September. (Indeed, it’s entirely possible that this has already been happening, perhaps in batches.) …”
http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/12/apple-has-acquired-pop-up-archive-an-interesting-startup-that-makes-podcasts-more-searchable/
Pop Up Archive https://popuparchive.com/ + podcast search engine http://audiosear.ch/

Et l’industrie du podcast au Canada et Québec.

“.. Notes from North of the Border, Part 3. I’m going to wrap this series up with three quick snapshots of the CBC, Radio-Canada, and a freelance producer working in Toronto.
(1) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC, of course, plays a considerable role in the country’s budding podcast industry. It functions as the primary provider of jobs, and its various advantages in the space come from the long-established scale, reach, and branding via decades of its legacy in broadcasting. Last month, the CBC welcomed the third season of its true crime podcast, Someone Knows Something, which would go on to drive 2.3 million downloads in the first week. (It should be noted, however, that all six episodes were dropped at once on November 6, a move that’s being deployed more commonly nowadays).

I sent over a few questions to get a better sense of how the CBC is thinking about podcasts, and Susan Marjetti, the organization’s executive director of radio and audio, sent back some responses.

What is the CBC’s perspective on podcasts? Does it see the medium as part of the digital mix, or is it something that may replace broadcast operations one day?

[…]

What’s the general opinion at the CBC about opportunities in the media for young Canadians? One of the bigger trends I’ve noticed is talented young Canadians crossing the border a whole lot, and I’m wondering if the CBC is aggressively thinking about that dynamic and how it’s handling that outflow of talent.

[…]

Hmm.

[…]

Hmm.

(2) Meanwhile, in Quebec. There is also, to be sure, activity in the Francophone region of Quebec. Tally Abecassis, the Montreal-based creator of First Day Back http://firstdaybackpodcast.com/ (now at Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/first-day-back-podcast/first-day-back ), was recently on a panel about “the invisible Quebec podcast,” and she was kind enough to share her notes from the festivities. She writes:

“The franco Quebec scenes feels like where the US scene was 3+ years ago. There is a lot of buzz about podcasts, but there aren’t many yet that are made as podcast-only (as opposed to Radio-Canada shows that they throw online). https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/les-mysterieux-etonnants-530873 Some of note: Les Mysterieux Etonnants http://www.mysterieuxetonnants.com/  https://www.facebook.com/mysterieuxetonnants/ https://vimeo.com/mysterieuxe (about comics), T’es ou Youssef? (a serialized show that looked into one young man’s radicalization). http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_samedis_du_monde/2010-2011/chronique.asp?idChronique=428807 http://zonevideo.telequebec.tv/a-z/587/t-es-ou-youssef There are no companies yet selling or brokering ads.”
“The one podcast in French that actually sell ads is one published out of business mag Les Affaires. It’s geared at entrepreneurs and called Les Dérangeants. The host Matthieu Charest was at this panel and he said it wasn’t hard to find sponsors who wanted to reach their listeners (like Desjardins Credit Union, for example). He said they are at 30,000 downloads.” Abecassis would later follow up on those numbers: “Les Dérangeants aimed for 30K downloads, but are at 40K over 13 eps.”
http://www.lesaffaires.com/dossier/les-derangeants/les-derangeants-un-tout-premier-podcast-sur-lesaffairescom/594474
“Otherwise Radio-Canada just released Disparue(s), a cold case mystery along the lines of what the English side did with Someone Knows Something. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/sks It has been a breakout hit and no doubt has done a lot to bring some of the radio audience over to podcasts.”
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/gravel-le-matin/segments/entrevue/36979/disparues-marie-paule-rochette-balado-disparue-stephane-berthomet

Radio-Canada http://servicesfrancais.radio-canada.ca/ , by the way, is the franco-wing of the country’s public broadcasting operations. I was able to get in touch with Xavier K. Richard, the digital innovation coordinator at the organization, who explained the structure to me: “As the Canadian Government is bilingual, there are a specific budget for English services and one for French services, and with such budget distinct strategies. CBC Montreal, for example, is part of the English Services budgets. Both CBC and Radio-Canada share local stations around the country, but French employees are quite centralized in Montreal (where is the RC HQ), in Ontario and in local stations of the Province of Quebec, as goes the demography for French Canadians.”

(3) Miscellaneous. As with all scenes, the ecosystem is made up of institutions and disparate independent projects. Over Twitter, Katie Jensen, a Toronto-based freelance producer, flagged two such productions she’s been working on: The Secret Life of Canada http://www.thesecretlifeofcanada.com/ and Safe Space. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/safe-space/id1194793637?mt=2  http://www.metronews.ca/features/safe-space.html She also highlighted a show by The Globe and Mail, Colour Code, by Hannah Sung and Denise Balkissoon. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/colour-code-podcast-race-in-canada/article31494658/ Thanks, Katie! …”

Excerpted from:
http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/12/apple-has-acquired-pop-up-archive-an-interesting-startup-that-makes-podcasts-more-searchable/  By Nicholas Quah is the founder and writer of Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts that appears on Nieman Lab. http://www.niemanlab.org/author/nquah/

 

 

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@ShahakShapira’s #HEYTWITTER

 

via Man spray paints Twitter office sidewalk with abusive tweets it refuses to delete

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Trudeau cooks s’mores

On the rabble.ca Facebook page/group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rabbleca/
Sherri Ingrey  https://www.facebook.com/sherri.ingrey
posted the following URL  to the rabble.ca page/group
and the image below is what was displayed in Facebook

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/justin-trudeau-nova-scotia-summer-visit-1.4215527
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However.. when visiting the URL I found a different story there…
“… Justin Trudeau cooks s’mores on Nova Scotia working vacation
Prime minister visited Shelburne, Port Joli and will attend Liberal party event in Halifax tonight By Jean Laroche, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:36 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 4:25 PM AT…” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/justin-trudeau-nova-scotia-summer-visit-1.4215527

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So I commented …

Great photo capture…???? strange it’s not actually the one that appears in the CBC story at the time of this comment… on CBC it’s the one below…
and CBC headline reads “… Justin Trudeau cooks s’mores on Nova Scotia working vacation Prime minister visited Shelburne, Port Joli and will attend Liberal party event in Halifax tonight By Jean Laroche, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2017 10:36 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 4:25 PM AT…”
This is not the first time Ive seen a misrepresentation of a URL’s content on Facebook… but usually it’s just commercial click bait…
In this case it seems that it’s posted here as an editorial/commentary/op-ed/opinion piece rather than an accurate representation of the URL…
Not a problem when such #Satire #Opinion #Editorial #Commentary is indicated … #GimmyAClueEh?

NOTE: this #social #political #creative #phenomenon is becoming a very interesting side side of Facebook

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George Lessard Of course…
I do enjoy recognizing and celebrating the expert practice of the new medium’s arts ….
Much thanks, Sherri Ingrey!

#Online #Privacy #Guide for #Journalists 2017 (28 page PDF also available)

 

Excerpt “… Many veteran journalists, but not only these, surely noticed that we are all of a sudden bombarded again from all-over with mentions of Watergate. Books like George Orwell’s 1984 are on display at bookstores and an air of danger to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is spreading slowly like a dark cloud over the Western Hemisphere, raising old fears.
When an American serving president accuses a former president of surveillance; when he prevents central US media outlets access – so far always granted, and taken for granted – to press conferences he holds; and when he incessantly knocks and accuses the media of being the country’s enemy number one, it isn’t surprising that memories of President Nixon surface up more with every self-pitying tweet about SNL, and that even Republican Senators such as John McCain express fear for the future of democracy.
And McCain is not alone. Many journalists whom I have spoken with recently, expressed concern for whatever lays ahead for the freedom of the press. At a time when it’s possible to express the following statement – “Donald Trump controls the NSA” – and not be held a liar, anything’s possible. Add that to the fact that recent news on CIA taught us that almost all encryption systems can be compromised, if someone has the perseverance to crack them – and you are en route to envisioning an utterly Dystopian world, where you cannot even get too comfortable laying on your sofa, in front of your own smart TV.
The good news is that it is nevertheless possible to make it difficult for anyone to try and intercept your emails, the text messages you’re sending or your phone calls. You can take measures to make the lives of those who want to uncover your sources and the information being revealed to you, much harder. Of course, the degree of effort you’re prepared to take to protect your privacy, your sources’ anonymity and your data’s safety, should be commensurate to the likelihood of a real threat, be that hacking or spying.
“The old-fashioned promises – I’m not going to reveal my source’s identity or give up my notes – are kind of empty if you’re not taking steps to protect your information digitally”, says Barton Gellman of the Washington Post, whose source, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, helped uncover the scope of the NSA’s and British GCHQ’s operations, to his interviewer Tony Loci. Loci herself, who covered American judicial system for AP, The Washington Post and USA Today, and was herself held in contempt of court for refusing to identify sources, would probably endorse that.
https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/online-privacy-journalists/
You can see the eBook PDF-version of this guide here.
https://www.vpnmentor.com/journalist-privacy-guide.pdf

“… 6. List of Sources for This Book

Security for journalists: How to keep your sources and your information safe

http://www.ire.org/blog/car-conference-blog/2016/03/12/security-journalists-how-keep-your-sources-and-you/

Securing data, sources and yourself

http://www.ire.org/blog/car-conference-blog/2017/03/05/securing-data-sources-and-yourself/

Surveillance and Security: Are reporters and news organizations doing enough to protect sources?

http://niemanreports.org/articles/surveillance-and-security/

Muckraking Goes Global: The Future of Cross-Border Investigative Journalism

http://niemanreports.org/books/muckraking-goes-global-the-future-of-cross-border-investigative-journalism/

The Ultimate Guide for Online Privacy

https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/ultimate-guide-online-privacy/

What Is a DNS Cache?

https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-a-dns-cache-817514

How to Anonymize Everything You Do Online

https://www.wired.com/2014/06/be-anonymous-online/

19 ways to stay anonymous and protect your online privacy

https://www.extremetech.com/internet/180485-the-ultimate-guide-to-staying-anonymous-and-protecting-your-privacy-online

Edward Snowden explains how to reclaim your privacy

https://theintercept.com/2015/11/12/edward-snowden-explains-how-to-reclaim-your-privacy/

Information security for journalists: staying secure online

https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/information-security-for-journalists-/s2/a562525/

NSA targets the privacy-conscious

http://files.gendo.nl/presentaties/CIJ_Infosec&countersurv_4-07-2014.pdf

 

Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/20/obama-doj-james-rosen-criminality

Your WhatsApp secrets are safe now. But Big Brother is still watching you…

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/10/whatsapp-encryption-billion-users-data-security

Obama Pursuing Leakers Sends Warning to Whistle-Blowers

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-18/obama-pursuing-leakers-sends-warning-to-whistle-blowers.html

6 encryption mistakes that lead to data breaches

https://www.crypteron.com/blog/the-real-problem-with-encryption/?gclid=Cj0KEQiA9P7FBRCtoO33_LGUtPQBEiQAU_tBgDgBzD9wIXv94vwhj3qwhc6ewEYYeyjIeiXtMQiwF3caAsFn8P8HAQ
eyjIeiXtMQiwF3caAsFn8P8HAQ ….”

 

#SamKnows #Yellowknife Broadband Measurement Project #NWT #CRTC #Whitebox

SamKnows #Yellowknife Broadband Measurement Project #NWT #CRTC #Whitebox
https://youtu.be/st8OX9ihAUM


“… Dear GEORGE
Thank you for participating in the Canadian Broadband Measurement Project.
Unfortunately, your unit has not reported any data since 10-Dec-16, and we are wondering if the unit is still connected.
To resolve the problem: Ensure your Whitebox is connected to your modem/router. Reboot the Whitebox by either switching the power off and on or briefly unplugging the device.
Please send us an email to […] and we will confirm if the problem is fixed.
We really do need your consistent support for the long term, so please switch your test box back on today. As part of the SamKnows panel, we give you access to your own data via an online reporting system, and also a monthly email report card to allow you to compare performance and communicate with your ISP.
Thank you for your support.
Kind regards,
SamKnows …”
“… Join our Canadian campaign… Sign up with us today to accurately measure your broadband performance
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and SamKnows have established the ‘Measuring Broadband Canada’ program in order to provide Canadian citizens with reliable and accurate data concerning broadband provision across the country.
Anyone who would like to be part of this project just needs to sign up. It might be worth reading the requirements before doing so just to make sure you’re eligible to join!
On signing up, volunteers will receive a purpose-built broadband measurement unit, also known as a SamKnows Whitebox. The Whitebox is easy to install; once it has been plugged into the existing modem / router then it is good to go. Volunteers will also be able to see their own data from their broadband connection using a purpose-built SamKnows dashboard.
Please note, not everyone who registers will necessarily receive a SamKnows Whitebox. We do want to thank everyone for signing up and for working together to make Canadian broadband better!…”
https://www.measuringbroadbandcanada.com/

“…What is the Broadband Measurement Project?
In 2015, the CRTC launched a project to objectively measure broadband Internet performance, including actual connection speeds, in Canadian homes. It collaborated in this innovative project, a first for Canada, with major Canadian Internet service providers (ISPs) and SamKnows, a UK-based company that has built a global Internet measurement platform that spans five continents.
The data, collected from approximately 5,000 Canadian volunteers, from across the country, will inform the CRTC’s future broadband policy-making.
The data will also provide Canadians with a greater understanding of whether Internet services from participating ISPs are delivered at the advertised speeds and allow ISPs to improve their networks to better serve existing customers, and promote products to potential new customers.
The key output of the project is the annual report, developed and reviewed by all participants.
How is data collected for the Broadband Measurement Project?
A device known as a Whitebox is connected to a volunteer’s home modem or router and monitors the broadband performance when no one is using the Internet connection. This performance data is made available to the volunteer via a Web portal and is also available to the CRTC and the ISP providing the service. …”
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/internet/proj.htm

Reporters Without Borders: Internet Enemies (2011)

Via Scoop.itMediaMentor

The year 2010 firmly established the role of social networks and the Internet as mobilisation and news transmission tools, especially during the Arab spring. New and traditional media have proven to be increasingly complementary. Meanwhile, repressive regimes have intensified censorship, propaganda and repression, keeping 119 netizens in jail. Issues such as national security – linked to the WikiLeaks publications – and intellectual property – are challenging democratic countries’ support to online free speech. Publisher Reporters Without Borders, March 2011
103 pages introduction (HTML)
http://en.rsf.org/the-new-media-between-revolution-11-03-2011,39764.html publisher http://12mars.rsf.org/en/#ccenemies Direct download (2011)
http://12mars.rsf.org/i/Internet_Enemies.pdf Direct download (2010)  http://en.rsf.org/IMG/pdf/Internet_enemies.pdf
Via burundi.sk

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