OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet – New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You – Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill – Ars Technica BlackBerry is leaving Pakistan over demands for backdoor access – Engadget A Deeper Look Inside the ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet – New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You – Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill – Ars Technica BlackBerry is leaving Pakistan over demands for backdoor access – Engadget A Deeper Look Inside the ...

OpenMedia.ca: #GivingTuesday: Give back to the Internet you love

Today is #GivingTuesday, a special day when the Internet community gives back by supporting changemakers around the world. Here at OpenMedia, we’re committed to fighting for the open Internet’s power to connect people, improve democracy, and support people making a difference in all kinds of ways. read more

OpenMedia.ca: #GivingTuesday: Give back to the Internet you love

Today is #GivingTuesday, a special day when the Internet community gives back by supporting changemakers around the world. Here at OpenMedia, we’re committed to fighting for the open Internet’s power to connect people, improve democracy, and support people making a difference in all kinds of ways. #GivingTuesday began in 2012 as a response to the ...

OpenMedia.ca: Five reasons why the link tax is still a bad idea

We’ve been campaigning for months against the benign-sounding “ancillary copyright”, or what we like to call the ‘link tax’. The tl;dr of how the law works as it’s currently functioning in Spain and Germany right now is that aggregation services have to pay a fee every time they use a few descriptive words and a link pointing to content that’s available elsewhere online. ...

OpenMedia.ca: Five reasons why the link tax is still a bad idea

We’ve been campaigning for months against the benign-sounding “ancillary copyright”, or what we like to call the ‘link tax’. The tl;dr of how the law works as it’s currently functioning in Spain and Germany right now is that aggregation services have to pay a fee every time they use a few descriptive words and a link pointing to content that’s available elsewhere online. ...

OpenMedia.ca: Digital Journal: TPP analysis reveals many disadvantages for Canadian business

The ‪#‎TPP‬ poses a grave threat to our basic rights to access information and express ourselves on the web. And it will cost us billions of dollars. Tell Trudeau to reject the TPP and its dangerous Internet censorship plan before it becomes law: StoptheSecrecy.net/Canada read more

OpenMedia.ca: Digital Journal: TPP analysis reveals many disadvantages for Canadian business

The ‪#‎TPP‬ poses a grave threat to our basic rights to access information and express ourselves on the web. And it will cost us billions of dollars. Tell Trudeau to reject the TPP and its dangerous Internet censorship plan before it becomes law: StoptheSecrecy.net/Canada read more

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Monday, November 30, 2015

Your news links for today: NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday – Reuters The NSA’s bulk metadata collection authority just expired. What now? – The Guardian The NSA’s Bulk Collection Of Phone Records Ended Saturday. Long Live The Bulk Collection Of Phone Records! – Techdirt Feds Want ‘Backdoor’ Into Phones, While ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Monday, November 30, 2015

Your news links for today: NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday – Reuters The NSA’s bulk metadata collection authority just expired. What now? – The Guardian The NSA’s Bulk Collection Of Phone Records Ended Saturday. Long Live The Bulk Collection Of Phone Records! – Techdirt Feds Want ‘Backdoor’ Into Phones, While ...

OpenMedia.ca: iPolitics: The RCMP wants more online surveillance power. We should say no.

ICYMI: The Mounties want warrantless Internet snooping, again.  Article by Michael Morris for iPolitics The Mounties may always get their man, but they shouldn’t always get what they ask for. That includes warrantless Internet snooping. read more

OpenMedia.ca: iPolitics: The RCMP wants more online surveillance power. We should say no.

ICYMI: The Mounties want warrantless Internet snooping, again.  Article by Michael Morris for iPolitics The Mounties may always get their man, but they shouldn’t always get what they ask for. That includes warrantless Internet snooping. read more

OpenMedia.ca: The Next Web: The Internet is in crisis

  Surveillance and limits to our online privacy won’t solve the security problems we have, it will create an Internet crisis.    Article by Gabe Fenigsohn for The Next Web read more

OpenMedia.ca: The Next Web: The Internet is in crisis

  Surveillance and limits to our online privacy won’t solve the security problems we have, it will create an Internet crisis.    Article by Gabe Fenigsohn for The Next Web read more

OpenMedia.ca: The Globe and Mail: Organizations respond to calls for increased surveillance

In response to an article in The Globe and Mail this week discussing the need for increased surveillance, a group of organizations focused on privacy and have responded with a letter, published today. Capacity to intrude Re: Pointing fingers won’t prevent intelligence failures, by Christian Leuprecht, November 25, 2015. The Globe and Mail. The horrific attacks in ...

OpenMedia.ca: The Globe and Mail: Organizations respond to calls for increased surveillance

In response to an article in The Globe and Mail this week discussing the need for increased surveillance, a group of organizations focused on privacy and have responded with a letter, published today. Capacity to intrude read more

OpenMedia.ca: ICLMG: Mr. Paulson: "We have enough power to fight cybercrime"

  Our friends at the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group – CSILC​ responded to the RCMP statements about requirements of warrantless Internet subscriber information:   Article by Monia Mazigh for ICLMG read more

OpenMedia.ca: ICLMG: Mr. Paulson: "We have enough power to fight cybercrime"

  Our friends at the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group – CSILC​ responded to the RCMP statements about requirements of warrantless Internet subscriber information:   Article by Monia Mazigh for ICLMG read more

OpenMedia.ca: RCMP pushing for warrantless access to our subscriber info. Again.

In an incredibly troubling development on the Internet privacy front, this morning the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was quoted as saying that police require access to Internet subscriber information – without a warrant – in order to keep Canadians safe. This approach to intelligence-gathering would directly violate last year’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling (R. v Spencer), ...

OpenMedia.ca: RCMP pushing for warrantless access to our subscriber info. Again.

In an incredibly troubling development on the Internet privacy front, this morning the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was quoted as saying that police require access to Internet subscriber information – without a warrant – in order to keep Canadians safe. This approach to intelligence-gathering would directly violate last year’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling (R. v Spencer), ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Thursday, November 26, 2015

Your news links for today: Glenn Greenwald: Why the CIA is smearing Edward Snowden after the Paris attacks – LA Times New ATIP documents from CSE intranet – Bill Robinson Lazy Encryption Practices Endanger Millions of Internet-Enabled Devices: Report – NDTV That “most used words” Facebook quiz is a privacy nightmare – Comparitech FCC Makes ...

OpenMedia.ca: Death of Hyperlink: The Aftermath

Must read: The free flow of information that journalist Hossein Derakhshan spent years in an Iranian jail for is dying. vHelp us ‪#‎SaveTheLink‬:  http://SaveTheLink.org Article by Hossein Drakhshan Last November, I walked out of an Iranian jail after six years. The most shocking news I learned after that? It was not President Barack Obama’s acknowledgment of ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Your news links for today: The internet is in crisis – The Next Web Terrorist attacks: Mass surveillance is the problem, not the solution – Ars Technica What’s the Evidence Mass Surveillance Works? Not Much – Pro Publica Paris Terrorism No Excuse for Anti-Encryption Efforts – Reason Telegraph Publishes The Dumbest Article On Encryption You’ll ...

OpenMedia.ca: Toronto Star: Paris attacks put Canada’s Internet privacy laws at risk: Geist

Canadians don’t need to resign their privacy rights to feel safe. The recent events in Europe point to the urgent need to address C-51 and the inadequacies of Canadian oversight, while strking the right balance in laws that work to safeguard both our security and privacy.  Article by Michael Geist for the Toronto Star read ...

OpenMedia.ca: EU Consultation woes: is this thing on?

It’s been a busy month for digital policy initiatives at the European Commission. If you can believe it, they’re actually running six simultaneous public consultations on digital policies alone (see the full gamut of ongoing consultations here) as they work toward implementation of the Digital Single Market strategy floated earlier this year. read more