The so called freedom of panorama was included in MEP Julia Reda's copyright report, but a troubling amendment voted it out. Speak out now to push back against those powerful interests who want to restrict and censor our right to link online: SaveTheLink.org
Article by Glynn Moody for Techdirt
If they get their way, Canadians will be continue to be stuck with embarrassingly slow Internet speeds speeds and fall even further behind the rest of the world. And we’re already living with what the CEO of Netflix called “third world” Internet access.
This will mean fewer choices for Canadian cell phone subscribers when wireless prices are already increasing at 3 times the rate of inflation. Speak out now at http://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers
Article by Ian Hardy for Mobile Syrup
Rogers announced today it has received all governmental, creditor and court approvals to officially acquire Mobilicity’s spectrum and subscriber base, as well as Shaw’s AWS spectrum.
Your news links for today:
- WikiLeaks drops new set of secret TISA docs: Yep, no one agrees - Ars Technica
- Tech Giants Oppose Broad Anti-Piracy Injunctions - TorrentFreak
- Chicago to Apply 9% 'Netflix Tax' - DSL Reports
- A look at the Inner Workings of NSA's XKEYSCORE - The Intercept
- GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, Investigatory Powers Tribunal lied about it - Cory Doctorow
- David Cameron Promises To Do Away With 'Safe Spaces' On The Internet - Techdirt
- EU Open Internet Rules Could Create Tiered Internet - Huffington Post
- France’s DGSE Spy Agency Also Spying on the World by Tapping Submarine Fiber-Optic Cables - Matthew Aid
- Secret deal between Canada’s spies and border guards raises concerns - Toronto Star
- Rogers Says Mobilicity Acquisition, Shaw Spectrum Deal Officially Complete - iPhone in Canada
Before Bill C-51, CSIS shared information with other federal agencies - but they needed the Public Safety Minister's permission. C-51 removes political oversight, giving CSIS access to 16 other agencies information about you without even needing to ask. Speak out now to get the bill repealed at KillC51.ca
Article by Alex Boutillier for the Toronto Star
This article was originally published at Rabble.ca
If you're a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don't need an official report to tell you that you're paying way over the odds.
A glance at your monthly phone bill should be more than enough to remind you that Canadians really do pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for this basic necessity of modern day life.
Canadians deserve faster, cheaper Internet choices independent of Big Telecom. Even U.S. Bourbon makers at Jim Beam have figured this out, and are calling on THEIR leaders in the U.S. to increase ISP choice. Read about their call below and call on our leaders to do the same in Canada at UnblockCanada.ca/
Article by Brian Fung for the Washington Post
What does a centuries-old whiskey company have to do with the Internet?
Your news links for today:
- Access Copyright’s Post-Secondary Tariff – The Glacier is Starting to Melt at the Copyright Board - EXCESS COPYRIGHT
- Industry Canada Transparency Report Guidelines Intensely Problematic - Telecom Transparency Project
- Quebec Gambles with the Open Internet - Michael Geist
- Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection - New York Times
- Online Data Policies ... in Plain English - New York Times
- David Cameron is going to try and ban encryption in Britain - Business Insider
- What David Cameron just proposed would endanger every Briton and destroy the IT industry - Boing Boing
- Need advice, Bell agent lied to me and made me purchase a crappy offer. - reddit
- When did these cell phone prices become acceptable? - Imgur/reddit
Have you ever wondered just how many domain names there are out there? Turns out, there are a lot! According to Verisign’s Domain Industry Brief, there were a whopping 288 million domain names registered by the end of 2014, with 16.9 million new domains registered in 2014 alone.
Each and every one of those domain names is required to have a set of contact information attached - typically including a name, address, email address, and phone number. This information is then hosted in a database called WHOIS, where it can be searched by anyone with an Internet connection.
Principled Conservative and founder of the website Free Dominion Connie Fournier writes another poignant piece looking at how Bill C-51 contradicts conservative principles, and how this will become a key election issue.
Article by Connie Fournier by the National Post
Your news links for today:
- This can be said succinctly: Clips of people being killed shouldn't be used as campaign fodder - National Post
- Dear Reddit, this is how the Conservative attack ad using ISIS propaganda is ILLEGAL under C51. Let's hold the Conservative party accountable for violating the law. - r/Canada
- Cellphones mark 30 years in Canada - CBC News
- Exploring roaming choices in Canada - Mobile Syrup
- EU to end roaming charges in June 2017 - Silicon Republic
- MLAB Data Shows Massive, Avoidable Congestion on ISP Networks - DSL Reports
- Anti-Piracy Outfits Boost Numbers With Bogus Takedown Notices - TorrentFreak
- Court Orders Namecheap to Identify Pirate Site Operator - TorrentFreak
- NSA -- Despite Claiming It Doesn't Engage In Economic Espionage -- Engaged In Economic Espionage - Techdirt
- 'What the hell is this?' RCMP Musical Ride stuns with guns, military might - Ottawa Citizen
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