Canadians deserve faster, cheaper Internet choices independent of Big Telecom. Even U.S. Bourbon makers at Jim Beam have figured this out, and are calling on THEIR leaders in the U.S. to increase ISP choice. Read about their call below and call on our leaders to do the same in Canada at UnblockCanada.ca/
Article by Brian Fung for the Washington Post
What does a centuries-old whiskey company have to do with the Internet?
A Q&A About the Future of Canada’s Internet
Today we have assembled an all-star cast of Canadian Internet experts and innovators (see below) to answer your questions about Canada’s Internet! A new tool has just launched to take the pulse of Canada’s Internet and we want to talk about the future of the net.
Our Town Hall starts at 7AM ET / 10AM PST, but feel free to start asking questions now! Today, you can ask us anything…
I was interviewed for the E-Day documentary film being wrapped up this Summer. What’d I say? You’ll have to wait until it’s been all put together. I can’t wait!
https://t.co/vXIDfiLnwi Inky Mark running in #elxn42 as an Independent http://t.co/ZCvw2lX8Kg #votersuppression https://t.co/YJ73Qu4IIL
— @EDayFilm (@edayfilm) June 4, 2015
Road trip video diary. Here's something you didn't know about film maker Peter Smoczynski http://t.co/ZCvw2lX8Kg
— @EDayFilm (@edayfilm) June 3, 2015
Please help Peter put this movie in front of thousands of Canadians.
Filmmakers #elxnfraud https://t.co/gLOjfyybpL
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) June 4, 2015
@edayfilm peter (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Documentary Underway
In response to pressure from our community, OpenMedia launched a new campaign called No Fake Internet, inviting people from around the world to stand with open Internet advocates in places like India, Brazil,
Don’t let someone who “leet speaks” onto your computer. Ever.
I’m such a non-fan of passwords. Keeping track of all that shite is tedious. So here I am doing my best when along comes the CBC to make life even more difficult.
“If your password is on the list below you had better change it.
Among the 25 most common passwords among 3.3 million that were leaked online last year, the top two were once again “123456” and “password,” according to a company that provides password management software.”
Based on its analysis, SplashData recommends that when (Read more…)
It seems only a short while ago, as the Internet and the World Wide Web made their appearance, that prophets talked of a new enlightened age. All the world’s knowledge would henceforth be available to everyone everywhere. With every person and every world leader able to obtain all the facts available on every topic, we would share a new world order of fully-informed policy and decision-making.
Do you want a computer that will only install US Government authorized applications? That’s what the NSA wants for you, so they’ll have a front-door to every device.
Part 2 of our series for Canada’s federal candidates.
There are many arguments about the literature required by candidates in the pre-writ period (the time between being chosen as the candidate and the election call being official). If the Prime Minister decides to wait for the chosen date of October 19, you can expect the writ to be issued, at the latest, shortly after Labour Day, allowing at least 36 days for the election period. There will be new rules in play for this writ period.
Since the rules are lax in the pre-writ period, some people spend a lot (Read more…)
This video has been making the online rounds for the last couple of weeks and I figured I’d post it here. The video looks at why some ideas spread faster and further than others. It’s a neat take on memes (The Richard Dawkins kind).
Why is the Globe and Mail, as of March 4, 2015, the first—and the only—Canadian news agency to implement SecureDrop?
One would think that more Canadian news agencies would have implemented the open-source software platform for secure communication between journalists and sources (whistleblowers)… i.e. CBC, Montréal Gazette, Toronto Star, Vancouver Observer, etc., etc., etc.
I have a Snapchat account. I’ve not used it in years because it was making my cell phone too full. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had a Snapchat account too, for government business? Her’s would be used for an illegal purpose, like her personal email was. You may recall Sarah Palin got into trouble (without apparent consequence) for this sort of thing too.
“Just message me on SnapChat, I’m hilldog16” – http://t.co/SiSKK4WvOu
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) March 3, 2015
Hillary Clinton exclusively used private email while secretary of state http://t.co/TMMZ2fpqIk pic.twitter.com/Mb3os4dB1b
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) March 3, 2015
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
- Bryce Covert weighs in on the IMF’s latest study showing a connection between stronger trade unions and greater income equality: While it can be hard to say for sure whether the decline in unionization is a direct cause of growing income inequality, they found that it is a “key contributor” to steep increases in income at the top, which holds true even after they controlled for other factors such as shifts in political power, labor market trends like the growing power of Wall Street and deindustrialization, and top marginal tax rates.
The authors (Read more…)
I picked up a ROKU streaming stick this weekend at the local Staples store to get access to some internet TV. The box advertises 500+ channels, while the boxes for the upscale models 2 and 3 offer 450+ and 1,000+, respectively. However, the official webpage for Roku says you can get more than 1,800 channels in the US […]
If you took any history 101 class, you may have heard of civil rights activist, and overall great guy, Martin Luther King, Jr.. And if you happened to be awake during your teacher’s lesson, you may have retained some of the brilliant and moving words Dr. King spoke, particularly his speech that included living “in a nation” that judges a person by the “content of their character”. And though these words were taken from a speech promoting civil rights and condemning racial segregation, being judged by the content of one’s character is apparently an ideal the internet has no coding (Read more…)
MP for north shore Montreal, Charmaine Borg, made a presentation at the UofR this morning.
Great discussion on privacy at the @UofRegina for more information on privacy visit http://t.co/rocBN6vHSn #NDP
— Charmaine Borg (@mpcharmaineborg) September 12, 2014
Of the things she noted was that cell phones are tracking devices, and Canadians have no way to follow their information to know who has it.
Borg http://t.co/69Ay86L7fE / 25M daily Internet users in Canada. 1M bank phishing victims. #privacy #uofr @mpcharmaineborg
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September 12, 2014
Weir and Borg at #uofr https://t.co/SIJCKA3f8d
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) September (Read more…)
Today, The Canadian Progressive joins millions of websites, digital rights organizations and Internet freedom fighters demanding stronger “net neutrality” protections.
The post The Canadian Progressive Joins Global Net Neutrality Protest appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Let it be said up front that this cranky second waver bears no animus with regards to hamsters, electric vehicles, or dancing. Yet, once these elements are mixed into the toxic soup of everyone’s favourite capitalistic patriarchal construct – better known as ‘our society’ – hilarity is bound to ensue.
The advertisement in whole, before we begin.
This commercial is about selling cars. (Duh!) But who is the target audience? (if you thought hamsters, please leave now there are places better suited for your attentions). Let’s break this down and take a (Read more…)