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Motherboard: The World Online

Check out this map to know how many Internet users there are in each country!

In this curious global map, the world is not as it seems. Just take a look at how massive Japan and the UK look in comparison to teeny-weeny Nordic countries Norway, Sweden, and Finland.  Read more »

Toronto Star: Misdialed fax number lead to privacy breach

A privacy breach is obviously a dangerous thing, but it becomes very strange when it comes form a fax machine. Is this the way we send secure documents?

Article by Richard J. Brennan for the Toronto Star

The Liberal government is blaming a misdialed fax machine for a privacy breach affecting hundreds of Ontario Disability Support Program recipients.

Topics: Online Spying

Confirmed: We didn't need Bill C-51

Before C-51, laws and arrangements often allowed for the sharing of information for national security purposes. C-51 adopts an excessive approach that will harm online innovation, political discourse and our civil liberties. Speak out to get it repealed at KillC51.ca

Article by The Canadian Press for CBC

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Topics: Online Spying

Measure the health of Canada’s Internet and... win an awesome gaming rig?

Over the past couple months, our small team at OpenMedia has been helping get the word out on a big project designed to measure the health of Canada’s Internet: CIRA’s Internet Performance Tool.

But today, our friends at CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) have partnered with NCIX, a major Canadian retailer of computer components, to bring you an awesome contest – and we thought you might want to know about it.

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The Great Canadian Petition Drive to Kill C-51: Your chance to win a pro-privacy prize pack!

Prominent Canadians have been speaking out for months against Bill C-51, dangerous legislation that puts law-abiding Canadians under the government’s microscope. Our petition to KillC51 is almost at 280,000 signatures - and continues to climb higher each day. With your help, we can make it past 300,000! Read more »

Topics: Online Spying

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