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 Speak out now to get the bill repealed at KillC51.ca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
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
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