Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 15:44
Yesterday, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously signed off on a U.N. resolution aimed at upholding the right to privacy after revelations by U.S. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the U.S. and U.K. governments have been conducting mass, warrantless surveillance on innocent citizens around the world.
The resolution, known as “the right to privacy in the digital age” affirms that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, including the right to privacy. It also reaffirms that individuals should not be denied their human right to privacy because they live in a different country than the one that is spying on them. Read more »
Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:28
The CRTC is demanding that Bell Canada's northern subsidiary, Northwestel, improve service and reduce Internet rates in the Yukon. Northwestel’s rates may be among the highest in the world -- at least three times what Canadians in southern Canada are paying.
From CBC News:
Bell Canada’s northern subsidiary, Northwestel, may be forced to lower its internet rates in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut as part of the modernization plan ordered by the CRTC two years ago.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has ordered Northwestel to submit its current rate schedule for approval. Read more »
Posted by Steve Anderson on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 12:47
I have a lot of respect and admiration for independent telecom analyst and tech writer Peter Nowak. Peter regularly calls bull on Big Telecom’s misleading talking points, and backs it up with hard data and solid analysis. I consider his blog a public service and I read it regularly myself.