The Canadian Progressive: Ashley Madison’s misguided attempts to put the genie back in the bottle

Ashley Madison’s use of DMCA takedown notices to social media platforms in an attempt to stop the dissemination of the site users’ hacked personal information “may violate the DMCA itself,” argues Mitch Stoltz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The post Ashley Madison’s misguided attempts to put the genie back in the bottle appeared first ...

The Canadian Progressive: An Online Tracking Device That’s Virtually Impossible to Block

A recent investigation by ProPublica uncovered a new kind of online tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, which follows visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn. The post An Online Tracking Device That’s Virtually Impossible to Block appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Best Reporting on Facebook and Your Privacy

by Theodoric Meyer | ProPublica Facebook hit the one-billion user mark last week, a little more than two years after it reached 500 million users. To mark the occasion, we’ve rounded up some of the best reads on Facebook and privacy. Facebook Raises Fears With Ad Tracking, The Financial Times, September 2012 Facebook has been working with a company ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadians could lose web access due to FBI shutdown

The FBI is expected to shut down temporary servers today to stop DNS changer malware allegedly causing havoc on the Internet. Your machine could be one of the 9,000 Canadian computers in the line of fire. If it’s affected, that is. Affected computers will lose access to essential Internet services. Queen’s University associate professor Thomas Dean ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Facebook is NOT The Internet – The Internet IS The (Social) Network

In the beginning there were BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems). In a foreshadowing of things to come, almost immediately following the invention of the Personal Computer (PC) they became communications devices as BBS systems were set up for hobbyists to use to share information and home-written programs. At this time PC users were primarily computer hobbyists ...