Posted by Danielle Gannon on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 00:21
Ottawa has blocked telecom giants Bell and Rogers from gobbling up even more scarce and valuable wireless spectrum. Let's keep up the pressure on Industry Minister Moore to rein in Big Telecom at https://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers
Article by Christine Dobby for Financial Post
TORONTO – Ottawa has blocked a bid by two of Canada’s largest wireless carriers to scoop up more cellular airwaves, taking the opportunity again to drive home its policy on the industry. Read more »
Posted by Andrew Walsh on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 02:33
Have you used Yahoo Messenger in the last 5 years? If so, you could be one of the 1.8 MILLION users whose private webcam images were captured and stored by giant UK spy agency GCHQ.
Article by Spencer Ackerman and James Ball for The Guardian.
Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal. Read more »
Posted by Andrew Walsh on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 01:33
In developed countries, it’s easy to take the Internet for granted. It’s such a big part of our lives, and access is so readily available, that imagining life without the web seems crazy. But it’s not crazy — many regions around the world have limited or no access to the Internet. And even worse in some ways, many people in regions that do have Internet access are subject to infuriating amounts of censorship. Read more »
Posted by Andrew Walsh on Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 01:15
We've learnt a great deal about how CSEC is invading our privacy, while undermining Canada's reputation overseas. Check out some of Canada's leading privacy experts debate where we go from here.
Article by Colin Freeze for the Globe and Mail
Is your government gathering masses of cellphone information to protect you, or to invade your privacy?
Spy agencies in Canada, the United States and elsewhere have been caught harvesting huge amounts of potentially private data from laptops, tablets and cellphones of millions of people, including their citizens. Read more »