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. Read more »
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
At the human level, privacy is the most fundamental form of security. Speak out to commit all party leaders to repeal Bill C-51at KillC51.ca
Article by Shannon Gormley
Ever-benevolent in exactly the wrong ways, our federal government has given our national spy agency powers that no spy agency should have. This particular gift has unsettled many of us since Bill C-51 came into its regrettable existence. But until last week, we didn’t know that our spy agency itself knew that it didn’t need new information-sharing laws.
Even after the bill passed, opposition to C-51 is as high as it's ever been.
This reckless legislation is shaping up to be a key election issue. Speak out now to get it repealed at KillC51.ca
Article by Justin Ling for Vice
Canadians aren't the biggest fans of C-51, the anti-terrorism bill that is now law.
Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke tried to defend the use of ISIS video in their recent attack ad. He tried. #Harpocrisy
By Global TV
Chief Political Correspondent Tom Clark sat down with Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke to discuss HarperPAC and a recent attack ad that features ISIS video and why they chose to show such imagery. Read more »
Your news links for today:
- Latest Conservative ad could violate government's own anti-terror law - CTV News
- Video: Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke defends use of ISIS video in recent attack ad - Global News
- Conservative’s ISIS ad violates Geneva Convention, opposition says - ThinkPol
- Police face little accountability, five years after the Toronto G20 - Toronto Star
- Gormley: The false choice between security and privacy - Ottawa Citizen
- CBC Seeks Takedown of Conservative Ad, Claims "No One" Can Re-Use Its News Clips Without Permission - Michael Geist
- 'Blind agreement' and closed-door deals: Report slams TPP negotiations - CNET
- Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Sides With the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons at the Wrong Time - Huffington Post
- Expose the TPP: Demand the Harper government publish the Trans-Pacific Partnership - Council of Canadians
- Years Of Pretending Netflix Cord Cutting Wasn't Real Is Biting The Cable Industry On The Ass - Techdirt
“If pressed, say nothing” - that was spy agency CSE’s attitude to a key Parliamentary committee that sought to hold them accountable. Do you think taxpayers should need to rely on whistleblowers to find out the truth about mass surveillance? Endorse our positive pro-accountability plan at PrivacyPlan.ca
Article by Canadian PressCanada's electronic spy agency says leaks by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have "diminished the advantage" it enjoyed over terrorists and other targets, both in the short term and — of more concern — well into the future. ...Documents Snowden handed to the media revealed the U.S. National Security Agency — the CSE's American counterpart — had quietly obtained access to a huge volume of emails, chat logs and other information from major Internet companies, as well as massive amounts of data about telephone calls.The documents also suggest Canada helped the United States and Britain spy on participants at a London G20 summit and that the CSE devised a sophisticated spy operation against Brazil's ministry of mines and energy.
Canadians are worried they'll be stuck with ridiculously-priced cell phone plans, following Rogers' acquisition of indie provider Mobilicity earlier this week.Don't forget to speak out and tell James Moore to rein in Big Telecom gatekeepers.Article by Sophia Harris for CBC NewsRogers has gobbled up troubled small carrier Mobilicity and the federal government is declaring it a victory for consumers.Almost two years ago, Ottawa launched a glitzy $9-million ad campaign to let Canadians know it was fighting for their right to cheaper cellphone prices and more choice.But with rising prices for some plans and now one fewer competitor in the market, critics argue the government is actually losing the battle."Canadians may be scratching their heads over why the government just approved a deal that will ultimately mean less choice and higher prices for Canadian cellphone subscribers, despite promises to the contrary," Josh Tabish of telecom critic Open Media said in a statement.
A new government could amend or repeal it before the end of this year. Let's keep building opposition to C-51 until October and then let's get it repealed: KillC51.ca
Article by Aaron Wherry for Macleans
C-51, the government’s anti-terrorism act, was given royal assent one week ago. Many provisions of the bill are now in force. But even with the Governor General’s signature, C-51 is still something of an open question—an unsettled matter of policy and politics.
The internet we love is based on creators being able to freely, cheaply, and easily share their work. But the government’s decision to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings was strictly the product of behind-the-scenes industry lobbying with no broader public consultation or discussion.
Article by Techdirt
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