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 »
Posted by Eva Prkachin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 23:58
Canadians are coming together from across the political spectrum to speak out about Bill C-13 - the government's reckless attempt to gain access to your private online data without a warrant. SHARE this piece by Avaaz's Jeremy Waiser and Chris Schafer from our Privacy Coalition partners at the @Canadian Constitution Foundation and SPEAK OUT at http://OurPrivacy.ca
Article by Chris Schafer and Jeremy Waiser for the National Post
It takes a pretty special issue to unite our two organizations in common cause. But our government is working to push a privacy-gutting bill through Parliament, using very cynical means: exploiting our grief over the loss of two teenage victims of online harassment. Read more »
Posted by Josh Tabish on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 18:20
Very soon, Obama will be traveling throughout the region to gain political favour amongst the various nations currently negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). As you may recall, the trip was originally planned for last year, but had to be cancelled when the U.S. government was forced to shut down over a stalled budget bill in Congress.
Very soon, Obama will be leading new efforts to twist the arm of smaller countries, and make them cave to the extreme demands of U.S. lobbyists. Unfortunately for Obama, this looks easier said than done – especially as the Internet freedom community has worked hard to rally a huge global movement against the TPP’s Internet censorship plan. With midterm elections on the horizon in the U.S., the last thing Obama can afford is to alienate swing voters with extreme plans that could break our digital future. Read more »