Wow! Over 2.7 million people have united to stop the secretive TPP. Here's our own @Josh Tabish with an update on how our campaign is going. Be sure to speak out at http://stopthesecrecy.net
Today is the big day. Together with our partners at Daily Kos, Fight for the Future, Roots Action, and Demand Progress, OpenMedia has launched Stop The Secrecy – a huge international campaign calling for an end to the excessive secrecy around the Trans-Pacific Partnership. You can see it for yourself at https://StopTheSecrecy.net Read more »
Right now, Obama is meeting with leaders in Asia to finalize the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
We're going to get the attention of decision-makers and the media by projecting a Stop The Secrecy message on key buildings in Washington D.C. - but we need you to ">add your voice now.
Let's maximize our impact in these crucial early hours: Please SIGN at ">http://StopTheSecrecy.net and share with everyone you know.
An Internet censorship plan is being finalized in secret meetings right now. Obama himself is in secretive meetings with key political figures and lobbyists in Asia to lock the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Internet censorship plan into place. We know we can stop this - but we need to act right now. Please LIKE and SHARE this image, and stay tuned for more developments.
Your news links for today:
- A More Connected Canada - The Agenda
- Rogers Communications Inc racks up near $40-million tab paying CEOs in 2013 - Financial Post
- Rogers executive team earned $48,971,630 in 2013 - Mobile Syrup
- Analyst says the proposed $350 million Mobilicity/TELUS deal is ‘dead on arrival’ - Mobile Syrup
- Twitter blocks two accounts critical of Turkish govt - RT News
- James Clapper Bans Intelligence Community From Basically Any Interaction With Nearly Anyone With A Social Media Account - Techdirt
- The Canadian Surveillance State: US-Style Politics Creep North - PanAm Post
- The Copyright Monopoly's Fundamental Problem Remains The Same... - TorrentFreak
As Obama tries to lock down Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canadian Internet freedom group takes message directly to U.S. Capitol
April 22, 2014 – As U.S. President Obama prepares for a week of crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, a large, broad-based international campaign is taking its message to the heart of the American Capitol.
Starting tonight, a ‘Stop the Secrecy’ projection will be beamed on to prominent buildings in Washington, D.C. urging an end to the excessive secrecy around the TPP agreement. The projection will get bigger and more powerful as more people sign on to the campaign at StopTheSecrecy.net
The initiative is led by OpenMedia, a Vancouver-based group that safeguards the open Internet. For the first time, the campaign brings together the world’s largest online campaigning organization (Avaaz), with one of the world’s most popular social networking websites (reddit), groups that led the Internet blackout in 2012 (Fight for the Future), and a range of other groups from several countries. Read more »
Remember CISPA, the U.S. bill that aimed to give the NSA carte blanche for spying on American citizens? Add a dose of steroids and you've got Canada's Bill S-4. Concerned? Let us know in the comments and help us fight back at http://OurPrivacy.ca
Article by Jason Koebler for Motherboard
Earlier this week, politicians in Canada introduced the Digital Privacy Act, a bill that looks a lot like the United States’ Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act, which caused widespread outrage and was eventually killed in the Senate. Read more »
More and more Canadians are ditching Big Telecom's price gouging on phone and TV services. What about you?
Article from The CBC
More Canadians are abandoning traditional telephones and TV services, reflecting a growing trend prompted by changing lifestyles, according to a new study.
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Ever burned a DVD to your computer? Got a spare $10,000 kicking around? No? Then you'd better pay attention to the upcoming TPP negotiations. LIKE and SHARE to keep that cool 10 grand in your pocket.
Have you ever phoned a suicide hotline for yourself or someone close to you? Accessed crisis services for a mental illness? Your private mental health information may have been shared with U.S. Customs and the FBI and can be used to deny you entry into the U.S. Does that sound fair to you?
Article by The CBC
Ontario’s privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
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Your news links for today:
- RCMP charge 19-year-old man in Heartbleed privacy breach - CTV News
- Mounties arrest man who used Heartbleed bug to steal Canadians’ tax data - Gigaom
- Drone surveillance is increasing in Canada - Ottawa Citizen
- Bill S-4, Tories' Digital Privacy Act, An Attack On Digital Privacy: Critics - Huffington Post
- Canadian 'Digital Privacy' Bill Actually Puts Everyone's Privacy At Risk; Will Be A Boon To Trolls - Techdirt
- Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing - Michael Geist
- How Corporate Sovereignty Threatens Democracy - Techdirt
- In the One-sided Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, It's Hard to Get The Whole Story - EFF
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