Posted by Eva Prkachin on Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 16:48
This government has a terrible record when it comes to protecting our privacy - and things seem to be getting worse, not better with revelations that there were over 3000 breaches of private data from the Canada Revenue Agency last year.
Article by Jordan Press and Patrick Smith for The Ottawa Citizen
The federal government has reported more data breaches over a recent 10-month period than it reported in the previous 10 years.
Between April 1, 2013 and Jan. 29, 2014 — a period covering 10 months of the fiscal year that ends Monday — federal departments and agencies reported 3,763 breaches of data, which includes, but is not limited to, instances in which a taxpayer’s or organization’s information was incorrectly released, lost or compromised. Read more »
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 22:23
This piece on a high-profile U.S. website shows that word is spreading fast about Canada's broken wireless market. Canadians are tired of the high prices and lack of choice that are holding back our digital economy. Tell Industry Minister Moore its time to rein in our telecom giants at https://openmedia.ca/gatekeepers.
Article by Cory McNutt for Android Headlines
Canada’s wireless services are in a state of disarray – prices are going up as Rogers, TELUS and Bell continue to dominate the market while Wind Mobile is a distance fourth while Mobilicity is ready to go under. There have even been several attempts by the other existing telecom companies to purchase Mobilicity, but Industry Minister Christian Paradis will not hear of it – he is adamant that purchase by an existing company is unacceptable. Is the government fixing the problem or are they the real problem in not allowing businesses to battle it out in a free market place. Read more »
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 20:14
L'Internet libre et ouvert est au cœur de nos activités chez Open Media. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous sommes fiers d'appuyer Notre Avenir Numerique – une initiative progressive destinée à donner une place de choix aux enjeux numériques sur la scène politique.
Les organismes à l’origine du présent manifeste sont préoccupés par différents enjeux de société soulevés par le numérique: l’accès universel à Internet haut débit, la protection de la vie privée et autres droits fondamentaux... Read more »