Big Telecom is trying to tell us everything is fine in Canada's cell phone market. Canadians know different. Big Telecom wants to take scarce wireless assets meant for independent mobile companies and gain more control of the market. Let's not give them more power to price gouge us. Fight back at http://DemandChoice.ca/
This week is Privacy Awareness Week, and we are pushing harder than ever for a firm pro-privacy commitment from the government. When we see over 3,000 privacy breaches and only about 13% are reported, we know the "status quo is unacceptable." Tell the government to respect and protect your privacy.
Article by Jordan Press for Postmedia News:
Canada’s privacy commissioner is being asked to investigate thousands of data breaches that weren’t reported to her office over the past 10 years. Read more »
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week, after a last-minute amendment that some have argued will allow for even broader application of the bill. It is now awaiting a vote in the Senate, though the Senators don’t seem to be in any hurry to get to it. In fact, the ACLU is reporting that the Senate will almost certainly kill the bill. But that doesn’t mean we can rest easy; CISPA has been resurrected in the past.
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You wouldn’t believe just how well things are going with the campaign to demand more choice in Canada’s cell phone market. From its humble beginning as a letter-writing campaign asking the CRTC to develop national rules to protect cell phone users, the Demand Choice campaign is hitting a stride, and now includes (but is not limited to) a toolkit for mistreated cell phone users, a citizen-powered study, a letter-to-the-editor tool, and a petition that’s tens-of-thousands of Canadians strong.
It’s thanks to the amazing pro-Internet community that more and more Canadians are learning about the stunning lack of choice in our nation’s cell phone market, seeing through Big Telecom’s spin, and taking action to create change for the better.
This blog entry is here to show you what you’ve helped accomplish so far... Read more »