The Pyongyang Olympics Edition

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Posted on January 19, 2018

Navireads is a weekly digest of some of the best stories we found on the web. Here’s what we were reading this week!

An Olympic-Sized ‘Window Of Opportunity’ — Or A North Korean Ruse? ~ Pyongyang offers to play nice at Winter Games in South Korea, but many are skeptical | CBC News

North, South Korea To March Together Under One Flag At Winter Olympics | CNN

I Spent 919 Days In A North Korean Prison ~ I endured crippling isolation, hard labour and the daily threat of execution. This is how I survived | Toronto Life

‘Pyongyang Olympics?’ Backlash Reveals Changing Attitudes In South Korea | Reuters

How To Keep Personal Data Safe When Companies Can’t (Or Won’t) ~ Are organizations incentivized to prioritize our safety, or are they more driven by self-preservation? At times, it can be the latter | Huffington Post

Alexa, What Are You Doing With My Family’s Personal Info? ~ Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week’s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns | Scientific American

Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 | CNN

Fears Of Regulation Causes Bitcoin To Tumble Below $10,000 ~ The cryptocurrency has lost more than 50 per cent of its value from its record high of $19,511 on Dec. 18 | Toronto Star

Le Salaire Minimum Passera À 12 $ Le 1er Mai | La Presse

Quebec’s Minimum Wage To Increase To $12 In May ~ Risking salaries for minimum wage workers prompt mixed reactions from labour federations, business associations | CBC News

Emprunter Vous Coûtera Encore Plus Cher | CBC Radio Canada

Grammy Awards To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence With Performance By Maren Morris, Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne | Variety

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