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Wednesday April 1st, 2020 night edition

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Strict surveillance measures adopted to monitor citizens during coronavirus lockdowns could result in the long-lasting theft of personal freedoms, the United Nations’ privacy chief has warned.

“Dictatorships and authoritarian societies often start in the face of a threat,” Joseph Cannataci, the UN special rapporteur on the right to privacy told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

“That is why it is important to be vigilant today and not give away all our freedoms”.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led governments to declare themselves essentially on a war footing – with many politicians referencing an “invisible” enemy or attacker.

At the advice of health experts, even countries regarded as the world’s most liberal democracies have enforced quarantine measures thought unthinkable mere weeks ago.

Surveillance measures should be written in law and clearly limited in time, he told the foundation. »

More details emerge on Mario Switch remasters

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VGC can now confirm that among the Mario titles set to appear on Switch are 1997’s Super Mario 64, 2002’s Super Mario Sunshine and 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy.

One person with knowledge of Nintendo’s plans said that the re-releases were being treated as a special anniversary collection of games, rather than standard digital ports.

That includes a Deluxe version of 2013’s Wii U game Super Mario 3D World, which will be bolstered with new content and levels. »

Texas Cinema’s ‘Drive-In’ Is A Blockbuster Opening Weekend Hit

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To say the first weekend was a success was an understatement as every show of Spider-Man Homecoming since it opened on Friday has been sold out.

In fact, every ticket through Tuesday has been sold and the theater is planning on adding additional showtimes later this week.

Every evening, movie fans can park their cars in the theater parking lot and enjoy a film from the COVID-safe confines of their automobile. »

Most Canadians support punishing those not following coronavirus rules: poll

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Most Canadians are doing what they’re told to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and would support harsher measures to punish those who aren’t, a new poll suggests.

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Trump to roll back Obama-era clean car rules in huge blow to climate fight

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The Trump administration is rolling back the US government’s strongest attempt to combat the climate crisis, weakening rules which compel auto companies to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Donald Trump is expected to laud the new rule as a boost to the US economy, which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The effects will be worse on communities near oil processing facilities and highways, often people of color and poorer Americans. »