Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Bell has announced that it’s going to start tracking its customers’ web, TV, and phone usage to “improve network performance”—oh, and also to target advertisements and generate marketing reports. You can opt out.
- The Grid‘s Edward Keenan has put together a good analysis of Mayor Rob Ford’s letter of support for his friend Sandro Lisi, who had been convicted of threatening to kill a woman. Bottom line: the mayor probably crossed some ethical lines, though the actual text of the letter (which was released today) isn’t all that damning.
- But according to the mayor’s brother Doug it’s no big deal, because Rob Ford writes letters for criminals all the time.
- And it seems that the third Ford brother, Randy, is ill. We know this because Rob Ford’s communications director mistakenly sent an email to a Sun reporter demanding that a $150 gift basket to be sent “from the mayor’s office” to the hospital room.
- Priape, whose Toronto location was probably the Church-Wellesley Village’s best-known gay sex shop, has closed its stores nationwide. Apparently, the chain was dragged under by government restrictions on popper sales.