Posted by Josh Tabish on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 22:47
Last week, Canada’s federal court handed down a ruling that media outlets across the country reported as having significant implications for Canadian Internet users. While the headlines have tended to focus on the threats to users’ privacy, and the possibility of U.S.-style lawsuits over alleged infringement coming to Canada, the real-world consequences may turn out to be much less dramatic, as new rules proposed by the court bode well for Canadians.
Posted by Noushin Khushrushahi on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 17:53
Thank you to Cari from the University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies for sharing this great video of her presentation about the Trans-Pacific Partnership's (TPP) extreme Internet Censorship plan. Check it out!
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Posted by Steve Anderson on Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 21:26
Many are expressing outrage now that the public has become aware that Chuck Strahl is acting as a lobbyist for Enbridge, the company hoping to build a controversial oil pipeline across B.C. The problem is that Strahl is also chairman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), which is basically the only watchdog over the domestic spies at CSIS.
Wikileaks has just released a new set of documents which reveal just how isolated and headstrong the U.S. is in its efforts to break our digital future. Currently, twelve countries are participating in these discussions: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.
These fresh leaks reveal that there is strong disagreement over no fewer than 119 outstanding issues, with the U.S. refusing to compromise its efforts at dominating the discussions - and outcomes - of the agreement. Read more »