CBC: Canadians' mental-health info routinely shared with FBI, U.S. customs

Have you ever phoned a suicide hotline for yourself or someone close to you? Accessed crisis services for a mental illness? Your private mental health information may have been shared with U.S. Customs and the FBI and can be used to deny you entry into the U.S. Does that sound fair to you?

Article by The CBC

Ontario’s privacy commissioner has discovered that the mental-health information of some Canadians is accessible to the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
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Topics: Online Spying

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Here's your OpenMedia team hard at work on something BIG. No spoilers... stay tuned for Tuesday

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Vice: Canada's Internet sucks and the government has no real plan to improve it

Our digital future looks pretty pathetic. Check out our own Chris Malmo's unflinching account of the failures of the government's Digital Canada 150.

Article by Chris Malmo for Vice

Remember back in college when you had an overdue paper to write for a class you didn’t really seem to care much about? Did you ever just “repurpose” a decent paper you’d already written last year, sprinkle in a few new items so it’s not plagiarism (it’s not, amiright?), and hand that shit in on your way to the liquor store? Well, you’re in good company, because this is exactly what the government of Canada has just done with its new Digital Canada 150 Strategy. Read more »

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U.S. President Barack Obama has picked Robert Holleyman, who led efforts to pass the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to help lead the effort to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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