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Politics and its Discontents: Our Post-Privacy Era

Have you ever found yourself, whether intentionally or by accident, on a webpage discussing STDs? Or how about a porn site? Perhaps you are interested in the online recruiting methodology ISIS? How about the latest research on the use of hallucinogenics to treat alcoholism or PTSD? Whatever you intent might have been, those searches, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Our Post-Privacy Era

The Canadian Progressive: Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking

Google is the latest tech company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online ad tracking and user’s names.

The post Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

OpenMedia.ca: Star: Why Internet privacy should be a key election issue: Geist

This election, we need to put privacy front and centre to ensure every Canadian has surveillance-free Internet. Sign our pro-Internet vote pledge today. 

Article by Michael Geist for the Toronto Star

Canada’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, Bill C-51, has emerged as a key talking point in the current election campaign. 

Pointing . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: Star: Why Internet privacy should be a key election issue: Geist

OpenMedia.ca: CTV: Digital privacy concerns ‘the new normal’ as users pay with personal information

Personal information is becoming the new currency of the digital age.

Article by Peter Henderson (Canadian Press) for CTV

TORONTO — Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system has been praised for improving upon the flaws of its predecessor, but the company is facing widespread criticism for what some are calling invasive data . . . → Read More: OpenMedia.ca: CTV: Digital privacy concerns ‘the new normal’ as users pay with personal information

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government Spying On Hockey Chat Rooms

According to a report published Sunday by German weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel, the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC), Canada’s national electronic intelligence agency, monitors websites devoted to hockey.

The post Harper Government Spying On Hockey Chat Rooms appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: VICTORY: Canadians Killed Harper’s Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 12, 2013: Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Internet surveillance Bill C-30 is dead. The demise of the deceptively christened Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act is a victory for the Internet. For Canadian democracy. For Canadians. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson confirmed it yesterday when he announced that . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: VICTORY: Canadians Killed Harper’s Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

Politics and its Discontents: Vic Toews In Hospital

This just in from The Star:

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews was rushed to hospital by ambulance Monday morning.

A spokesperson for the minister’s office, Mike Patton, told the Star the minister has been battling a seasonal flu for the past number of weeks, and was take to hospital for observation “as a precaution.”

Patton . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Vic Toews In Hospital

Trashy's World: Obama goes ahead with a privacy…

…Bill of Rights in the States while here in Canada? Well, Vic wants to see it all! This is all about the consumer’s rights to privacy. The American legislation proposes a “do not track” option that would allow internet users to easily control which sites are permitted to collect personal information. It would effectively limit . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Obama goes ahead with a privacy…

Occupy Ottawa: Conservatives Bill C-30: Upset Canadians #TellVicEverything

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews, attacked the Internet and Canadians through Bill C-30. He insulted Canadians, and threatened their right to online privacy and a host of individual freedoms. …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Conservatives Bill C-30: Upset Canadians #TellVicEverything

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews attacked the Internet with Bill C-30. And Canadians’ right to online privacy and a host of individual freedoms. But Canadians – and the Internet …Read More