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Straight: OpenMedia crafts plan to unshackle Internet with help of more than 250,000 Canadians

Do you want to know what our election platform is all about? Learn more here and pledge your vote for the Internet at OurDigitalFuture.ca

Article by Charlie Smith for Georgia Straight

And it says that it was compiled after crowdsourcing opinions from more than 250,000 people across the country.

OpenMedia's political platform opens with a mission statement: "Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for Internet service and we increasingly face online censorship and widespread surveillance."

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The Register: Canadians taking to spying on their spies

The Internet has changed Canadian politics. Issues like C-51 simply don't go away. This election is our best chance to repeal C-51, pledge your vote at OurDigitalFuture.ca

Article by Trevor Pott for The Register

Comment As Canadians settle in for the longest general election campaign since 1867, some uncomfortable incidents that had been ignored by commercial media outlets are gaining new exposure.

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Topics: Online Spying

How do you think the parties are doing when it comes to our Digital Future?

It’s a big day for our small team here at OpenMedia! This morning we’re unveiled our detailed election platform, packed with great ideas on restoring privacy rights (including repealing C-51), access to affordable Internet and cell phone service, and safeguarding free expression.

Our whole team is excited: this morning marks the culmination of many years of work for us, across what we call our Three Pillars of Internet Freedom; Privacy, Affordable Access, and Free Expression.

All in all, an incredible over 250,000 Canadians have been involved in shaping this positive, pro-Internet platform. It brings together key recommendations from our major crowdsourcing projects of the last few years - Canada’s Privacy Plan, Time for an Upgrade, Casting an Open Net, and Our Digital Future - into a comprehensive agenda for the future of Canada’s Internet.

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Over 250,000 people shape action plan to save the Internet

Digital rights group OpenMedia releases comprehensive election platform packed with ideas crowdsourced from Canadians

August 27, 2015 – It's as if the entire city of London Ontario banded together to save the Internet. Shaped by more than 250,000 people and launching today, Canada's Digital Future is a crowd-sourced election platform packed with ideas from everyday citizens. It’s an initiative of digital rights group Openmedia, which is urging people to consider Canada's digital future when casting their vote this election.

While OpenMedia won’t be endorsing any political party, it does plan to meet the main parties and report back as to which are most committed to implementing its platform. Thousands of people have already pledged to vote for the future of the Internet in the upcoming election.

“Whether it’s telecom price-gouging, reckless spying legislation, or abusive copyright notices, failed digital policies are hurting Canadians,” said OpenMedia’s communications manager David Christopher. “Young people in particular are speaking up for a better way forward, because Canada can’t afford to keep falling behind our international counterparts. That’s why this election will be the most important Canadian Internet users have ever faced.”

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EFF: How to protect yourself from 'supercookies' that track your data

For those of you concerned about phone carriers using 'supercookies' to track your data, here's a piece from EFF with advice on how to protect yourselves.

Article by Jacob Hoffman-Andrews for EFF

Verizon users might want to start looking for another provider. In an effort to better serve advertisers, Verizon Wireless has been silently modifying its users' web traffic on its network to inject a cookie-like tracker. 

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