We all hate those daily telemarketing calls. What’s the CRTC doing to protect consumers? Not much, apparently. Article by Jonathan Ore for CBC News The CRTC published a list on Friday… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: CRTC’s options to filter unwanted phone calls lacking: critic
When it comes to Canada’s position on the TPP, we hear too often people confusing the the implications of reaching an agreement-in-principle, signing the text, and ratifying the deal. Digital p… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Geist: Signing vs. Ratifying: Unpacking the Canadian Government Position on the TPP
Your news links for today: Signing vs. Ratifying: Unpacking the Canadian Government Position on the TPP – Michael Geist Paris attacks put Canada’s Internet privacy laws at risk: Geist – Toronto… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Last week, OpenMedia joined a huge coalition of groups protesting the TPP in Washington, DC. The call to action, issued by FlushTheTPP brought together organizations and individuals from across … . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: OpenMedia and the TPP: taking the fight to D.C.
Your news links for today: Homeland Security chair: ‘Biggest threat today’ is terrorists using encryption – The Hill Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft warn weaker encryption makes the b… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Monday, November 23, 2015
The recent attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Mali have left the world shaken. Here at OpenMedia, as elsewhere, it’s been an emotional time, as we worry about our friends overseas going through tra… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Civil society calls on Trudeau to talk to Canadians about C-51
Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) is rolling the dice on a political gamble that, if successful, will mean the death of affordable Internet access for Canadian households and businesses. On October 21, The… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Bell is lobbying the Canadian government for a “free pass” from new customer protection rules
Now that the TPP deal is out, it’s time for an open debate. Article by PressProgress What the heck is going on with the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Do you know? If you thought Can… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Press Progress: Will Canada actually have a "full and open" debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Civil liberty groups and experts are looking forward to an open consultation on C-51. Over to you, Minister Trudeau. Article by Ian Macleod for the Ottawa Citizen A coalition of about a do… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Ottawa Citizen: Groups want broad public consultations on anti-terror law
Your news links for today: Will Canada actually have a “full and open” debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership? – Press Progress Listen to Canadians before reforming Bill C-51, joint open lette… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Friday, November 20, 2015
This morning U.S. President Barack Obama declared that Canada and the U.S. will both “soon be signatories” to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). read more . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: U.S. President Obama confirms Canada will sign the TPP…?
Your news links for today: Baseless Calls to Expand Surveillance Fit Familiar, Cynical Pattern – EFF U.S. Mass Surveillance Has No Record of Thwarting Large Terror Attacks, Regardless of Snowde… . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Thursday, November 19, 2015
Have you ever had a post removed from Facebook,Twitter or Instagram?
Whether it’s removing photos of women breastfeeding, or political speech being banned, social media sites get to decide what is and isn’t acceptable on their services.
But this week, a group of researchers is launching a new tool for reporting instances of social media censorship.
The government was out of touch with the tech and innovation-driven sectors during the TPP negotiations. But these are the sectors that will be most affected by it. We hope Justin Trudeau listens to them now. Tell him to reject the TPP before it becomes law:
Listen to digital policy expert Michael Geist on why the TPP is a bad deal for Canada.
Article by CBC News
Digital guru Michael Geist says the TransPacific Partnership trade agreement has a “made in America” approach to the technology sector that may well put Canadian companies at a disadvantage.
Your news links for today:
Encryption Is Being Scapegoated To Mask The Failures Of Mass Surveillance – Techcrunch Restricting Encryption Would Not Have Prevented the Paris Attacks – Defense One Times Pulls Article Blaming Encryption in Paris Terror Attack – Inside Sources Mass Surveillance Isn’t the Answer to Fighting Terrorism – New York Times Metadata Surveillance Didn’t Stop the Paris Attacks. Intelligence Officials Want More of It Anyway. – Slate France Already Expanded Its Surveillance Efforts Twice In The Past Year — Perhaps Expanding It Again Is Not The Answer? – Techdirt David Cameron capitulates to terror, proposes Britain’s USA (Read more…)
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Attacks revive debate on encryption, surveillance – France 24 After Paris attacks, UK politicians suggest fast-tracking new surveillance laws – The Verge Encrypted Messaging Apps Face New Scrutiny Over Possible Role in Paris Attacks – New York Times After Paris attacks, the CIA Director is pushing for encryption backdoors. Here’s what he gets wrong. – WIRED After Paris, Encryption Will Be a Key Issue in the 2016 Race – WIRED Encryption is not the enemy: A 21st century response to terror – ZDNet How terrorists trick Western governments into doing their work for them – (Read more…)
You may or may not live in the European Union but many of your favourite websites (and the tech that runs them) do.
Decision-makers in Europe are considering proposals to make users and websites liable for every single link we post. The same goes for online service providers which host user-based content. Not only would this be a major step backward for free expression, it could even stifle or shutter some of our favourite web services due to astronomical new legal fees.
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European Commission consultation on the role of online platforms could result in a costly new ‘Link Tax’ and monitoring of billions of posts a day by online services
November 17, 2015 – Civil society and digital rights groups are sounding the alarm about a public consultation run by the European Commission on the role of online platforms, the result of which could be new copyright rules that would effectively shut down people’s right to freely link online. The 75,000-strong Save The Link network has created an Internet Voice Tool to send feedback (Read more…)