Posted by Soledad Vega on Friday, October 2, 2015 - 09:55
It's not breaking the law anymore when you change the laws you were breaking...right?
Article by Cory Doctorow for Boing Boing
After getting caught breaking its own laws with a mass surveillance program, the French government has introduced legislation that mirrors the NSA's rules, giving it the power to spy on all foreigners -- and any French people who happen to be swept up in the dragnet. Read more »
Posted by David Christopher on Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 15:04
Well, the calendar has just flipped over to October, which can only mean one thing: we’re just under three weeks from an election that’s going to be absolutely crucial for our digital future.
There’s no doubt this election represents a crossroads for Canada’s Internet. There’s so much on the line: repealing Bill C-51, ending mass surveillance, lowering our ridiculous cell phone and Internet bills, and standing up to TPP Internet censorship and copyright abuse.
That’s why, a few weeks back, we asked you, our community, to let us know how you think the parties are doing when it comes to our digital future.
We’ve received tons of feedback, through comments on our blog posts, and via Facebook, Twitter and email. Thanks so much for letting us know your thoughts - we couldn’t do what we do without you!
In true OpenMedia style, we’ve taken this wealth of feedback and used it to help determine grades assessing each of the main parties as to where they stand on the issues you told us matter most.
Posted by David Christopher on Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 14:39
This article from our David Christopher was originally published by Rabble.ca
"It's the economy, stupid!"
That well-known political aphorism was first coined over 20 years ago by James Carville, a senior adviser to Bill Clinton.
The saying may be decades old, but it's still applicable to our current federal election. "Who can save the economy?" blaresMaclean's in a banner headline. "The economy is the most critical ballot-box issue facing Canadian voters," intonesThe Globe and Mail, organizer of the recent leaders' debate on -- you guessed it -- the economy.
Posted by Soledad Vega on Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 13:13
Article by The Current
"In this report [by the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development], we are arguing that complacency and failure to address cyberviolence could significantly impede the uptake of broadband services by girls and women worldwide. the net is an amazing resource for female empowerment and we need to ensure that as many girls and women as possible benefit from the amazing possibilities it offers."- Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief-Strategic Planning at the ITU