CBC: 66 Canadians' private info retained by CSEC

First they assured us they didn't spy on Canadians. Then they admitted to "incidentally" collecting our data. Now it's been officially revealed CSEC retained the private communications of 66 Canadians, all of which were intercepted without a warrant. Isn't it time for independent oversight to put a stop to these privacy invasions? Speak out at

Article by Kady O'Malley for CBC

The man charged with keeping a watchful eye on the conduct of Canada's electronic spy agency says CSEC acquired and retained 66 private communications of citizens it had obtained unintentionally in the course of its foreign intelligence gathering. Read more »

Topics: Online Spying

Motherboard: Are we handing our sovereignty over to unelected U.S. lobbyists?

This unassuming provision in the TPP could allow U.S. negotiators to rewrite Canadian laws around sharing and collaborating online.

Article by DJ Pangburn for Motherboard

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement negotiations have resumed, and a troubling provision has come to light. The United States government is using an enhanced version of the provision known as "certification," which allows it to change other countries' domestic obligations at will. This has internet freedom activists worried that the US may enforce draconian copyright laws globally. Read more »

Wired: Don't let cable companies destroy everything great about the Internet

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has a few words to say about how Internet slow lanes could harm the future of the Internet. If you're as worried as we are, speak up now at

Article by Reed Hastings for Wired

The Internet has already changed how we live and work, and we're only just getting started. Who'd have thought even five years ago that people would be streaming Ultra HD 4K video over their home Internet connections? Read more »

Topics: Affordability

Globe and Mail: Shaw may have to hold on to their wireless spectrum, for now

Under pressure from tens of thousands of Canadians, it looks like Ottawa could be about to block one of the Big Three wireless providers from getting even bigger.

Article by Christine Dobby for Globe and Mail

After abandoning its plans to enter the wireless business, Shaw Communications Inc. looked as if it had found a way to soften the financial blow by selling a valuable chunk of wireless spectrum. Now, that plan is in jeopardy, as Ottawa is expected to block its estimated $300-million deal to sell unused wireless spectrum to Rogers Communications Inc. Read more »

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