Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 16:37
An older article that's well worth a read: It's not enough to know whether the actions of ultra-secretive spy agency CSEC's activities are in compliance with controversial laws -
Canadians also deserve to know whether CSEC is truly respecting Canadians’ right to privacy.
Article by Tyler Dawson for The Ottawa Citizen:
As we come to grips with recent revelations of spying by various intelligence agencies — including Canada’s — the concepts of surveillance and privacy are major topics of discussion. Read more »
Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 00:36
Here's Caily DiPuma of the BC Civil Liberties Association breaking down what the latest revelations of CSEC Wi-Fi spying entail, the implications of such spying, and why we should all be raising our voices to defend our privacy.
Join us here on February 11 to fight back against mass, suspcionless spying on law-abiding Canadians. Learn more about the stand we are taking against mass CSEC surveillance at https://OpenMedia.ca/CSEC & join us on February 11 for the day we fight back.
Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Friday, February 7, 2014 - 16:11
Unlike our U.S. counterparts, Canadians have had comparatively little information about the mass, suspicionless spying efforts of their government.
So on February 11, your OpenMedia.ca team will be joining thousands of organizations as part of The Day We Fight Back against dragnet surveillance in which our private, sensitive information is scooped up without transparency or accountability.
ON JANUARY 18, 2012, some of the most heavily trafficked websites on the Internet went dark. Wikipedia temporarily replaced its home page with a message asking people to imagine a world without free knowledge. Google placed a censor bar over its logo. Read more »
Posted by Josh Tabish on Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 22:08
Let’s be honest: in the face of an increasing number of innovative online digital services such as Netflix, traditional TV really has to step it up.
And, for a long time now, it’s been clear that the telecom giants weren’t going to do it on their own. But, thanks to sustained pressure from Canadians everywhere, it appears that there’s hope for the future of digital services in Canada – but we have a few things we need to nail down first.
Back in October, the government gave its Speech From the Throne, in which it promised to mandate a pick-and-pay option for satellite and cable TV delivery (among other promises for our digital economy). This means that traditional channel “bundles” will be “unbundled” so that Canadians can pay for the channels they want without having to pay for the channels they don’t. This could mean lower bills and greater control for Canadians everywhere. In response, the CRTC has even launched a consultation on the future of digital services to determine exactly what Canadians need going forward. Read more »