Posted by Soledad Vega on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 14:56
Are you worried about the possible implications of Bill C-51? Do you want to ask key Canadian privacy experts about how to address the country's privacy deficit? Well, we’ve got great news for you - we’re organizing a Privacy Town Hall on Wednesday May 20th from 2-3pm ET (11am-Noon PT). Read more »
The CRTC will monitor speeds for 6,200 volunteers to get an idea of how providers are actually performing.
“Other countries around the world have been doing speed audits for years, including the UK and United States. It’s a great way for the CRTC to really have a finger on the pulse of Canada’s Internet,” says Josh Tabish with Internet watchdog OpenMedia.
Posted by David Christopher on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 15:45
“A snow job” - that’s the verdict of this Nobel Prize-winning economist on Obama’s efforts to sell his top-secret TPP.
Article by Paul Krugman for The New York Times
One of the Obama administration’s underrated virtues is its intellectual honesty. Yes, Republicans see deception and sinister ulterior motives everywhere, but they’re just projecting. The truth is that, in the policy areas I follow, this White House has been remarkably clear and straightforward about what it’s doing and why.
Every area, that is, except one: international trade and investment.
Shouldn’t we have the same right to privacy in our digital homes, as we do in our bricks-and-mortar homes?
That’s just one of the questions Canadians are asking after CBC News revealed that the government’s spy agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), has been targeting popular mobile browsers and App Stores - leaving millions at risk of having their private data hacked.
This is just the latest in a long series of revelations about how the government has been spying on our private online activities on a massive scale - without ever going to a judge to ask for a warrant.
Earlier this week, we launched a crowdsourced pro-privacy action plan, to tackle these and other concerns. The early reception has been positive, with the federal Privacy Commissioner stating that he “shared many of the views expressed by participants in this project”.