Hacktivist collective threatens massive WikiLeaks-style exposure of potentially-damaging secrets. by Guest Blogger | Jan 27, 2013 In response to the death of Internet activist , Reddit programmer and extraordinary hacker, Aaron Swartz, Anonymous has declared “war” on the U.S. government with an operation code-named “Operation Last Resort”. Late Friday the hacktivist collective hacked the United . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Operation Last Resort: Anonymous Declares ‘War’ On U.S. Government
Hacktivist collective, Anonymous, has severed ties with long-time ally WikiLeaks. Anonymous announced the divorce via a tweet, and said the Julian Assange-controlled whistle-blowing website had become a one man “Julian Assange show”. The tweet: “The end of an era. We unfollowed @Wikileaks and withdraw our support. It was an awesome idea ruined by Egos. Good . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Anonymous Dumps Wikileaks [VIDEO]
Over the past year or two I’ve been to a couple of unconferences sessions about how people are increasingly measuring different parts of their lives: how far they run, how they sleep, what they eat, etc… As some readers may be aware, these efforts are often referred to as part of the “Quantified Self Movement.” . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: What the Quantified Self Movement Says and Tech and Gender
Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Canadians Hang Out With Soccer Superstar Christine Sinclair (VIDEO)
The term “robocall” reminds the majority of Canadians of the robocalls election fraud perpetrated during the May 2011 federal election. The robocalls and related U.S.-style voter suppression methods robbed thousands of Canadians of their voter rights. Canadians have since registered more 1,394 robocalls complaints in 234 ridings across the country with Elections Canada, the “independent” . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: A Robocall Invitation to Toronto Mayor’s Rob “Ford Fest” Barbecue
As the Senate considers a bill to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity, some questionable numbers keep creeping into the discussion.
If we could all remember when Google Docs came out and revolutionized the way we create, store and edit our work on the internet, we would all be living in a less polarized tech world now. What I mean by that is this: Microsoft just launched its Office 15 product, meant to counter Google Docs’ . . . → Read More: Office 15 fails at innovation, no match for Google Docs
At a press conference held today, 5 July 2012, at the Frontline Club in London, WikiLeaks spokesperson Sarah Harrison announced that over the coming months, WikiLeaks will release a database of over two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: WikiLeaks Begins Publishing The “Syria Files”
In a report released late Sunday, Google tells us Canada has joined the ranks of countries aggressively stepping up efforts to censor online political dissent through “censorship requests” to the giant search engine. Passport Canada authorities asked Google to block public access to “a YouTube video of a Canadian citizen urinating on his passport and . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Google Exposes Harper Government’s Growing Internet Censorship Appetites
The tech industry is filled with men and a near-machismo culture that can be intimidating to both men and women. Fortunately inroads have been made by women into the tech world and are creating quite the splash.
The emergence of young female tech founders and executives reflects sweeping change in the worlds of . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Start-ups Founded by Women on the Rise
Apparently, Iranian engineers have successfully decoded America’s captured reconnaissance drone and now Tehran intends to build a copy. The Islamic Republic’s military captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel reconnaisance aircraft last December. Dick Chenney is not going to like this. According … Continue reading →
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
Have you ditched GoDaddy yet? You should. Now. The sleazeball internet domain registrar endorsed the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, otherwise known as SOPA, an internet-killing bill currently being debated in the US Congress. Access …Read More
Blackberry users aren’t the only ones having trouble, at least today. Apple’s servers gave up the ghost today when millions of iPhone users tried to update their phones with the new IOS 5 software: Users on Apple’s help forums have begun reporting that they’re not able to activate iOS 5, noting that Apple’s activation servers […] . . . → Read More: It’s not just Blackberry
It would appear the answer is “yes”, as this person is clearly impaired in his ability to tell a “leader” from a “loser”. Case in point: his piece in yesterday’s National Post stating, “New global report shows Canada among leading nations in Internet,… . . . → Read More: Co2 Art: Is Terrance Corcoran a Leaf Fan? Losers Lead – Leaders Lose?
(originally written Jan 25) I’m in training pretty much the whole week — which fact one of my horoscopes must’ve predicted. I mean, there are so many of them floating out there, that one of them must’ve been right! The past couple days covered FMEA, an engineering topic so obscure I’ll give the unabbreviated name (Failure Modes […] . . . → Read More: EclecticLip: Training week…
I spoke with Steve Anderson of OpenMedia.ca this morning about the CRTC’s recent ruling that open’s the door for Usage Based Billing. OpenMedia.ca has really led the grassroots (digitalroots?) charge that has seen a massive number of people sign an online petition that has, at least in part, prompted political action. Or at least as […] . . . → Read More: Mike Powell Fanclub: Steve Anderson of openmedia.ca on Usage Based Billing