OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Friday, November 6, 2015

Your news links for today: Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights – EFF Canada to review TPP pact, seek public input – Country Guide Trade Minister promises consultations on TPP Trade Deal – CBC Video Canadian auto sector alarmed by concessions revealed in full TPP ...

OpenMedia.ca: Telus to cut 1,500 jobs but hike dividend 5%

Hmm… Wireless customers fleeing the company.  Profits up. 1,500 jobs cut. And shareholders getting a 10% hike? Looks like this telecom giant isn’t putting its eggs in the “good customer service” basket anytime soon… Article by The Canadian Press for CBC News Telus Corp.  says it’s planning to reduce its workforce by 1,500 positions in ...

OpenMedia.ca: Geist: Official Release of TPP Text Confirms Massive Loss to Canadian Public Domain

The final TPP text threatens Internet freedom and will force Canada to overhaul copyright.  Here’s Michael Geist on what we can expect our copyright law to look like.   Article by Michael Geist The New Zealand government posted the official Trans Pacific Partnership text today after years secret negotiations and occasional leaks of the text. It is ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Thursday, November 5, 2015

Your news links for today: Official Release of TPP Text Confirms Massive Loss to Canadian Public Domain – Michael Geist Bell’s third quarter results exceed analyst estimates – Mobile Syrup Telus blames ‘competitive intensity’ for flat Q3 2015 results, will shed 1,500 jobs – Mobile Syrup Buying Phones From Carriers Sucks, and It’s Time For ...

OpenMedia.ca: CBC: Justin Trudeau’s promised overhaul of C-51 tops incoming security to-do list

The Liberals are feeling the pressure to deal with C-51. That’s why we’ve officially invited Justin Trudeau to sit down and have an open discussion about ways to better protect the privacy of Canadians. Let’s keep speaking up, Canada! KillC51.ca Article by Jim Bronskill for the CBC News read more

OpenMedia.ca: Rabble: It’s time for Canadians to demand the local and community media policy we deserve

Tomorrow is the deadline for Canadians to tell the CRTC how it should update its local and community TV policy. It will determine what will happen to $150 million that Canada’s big cable and satellite companies collect that is supposed to support “community TV.” Canadians should get the local media policy we deserve. Article by Cathy ...

OpenMedia.ca: Who are the key Ministers responsible for our digital future over the next 4 years?

It’s three months to the day since Canada’s election officially started – and today, after a gruelling 11-week campaign and 2-week transition period, Canada finally has a new Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau was officially sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister earlier this morning. He also named his new Cabinet – 31 Ministers who’ll be ...

OpenMedia.ca: Star: Protect schools, homes from drones’ prying eyes, privacy czar says

What does it look like to protect privacy in the age of drones? Here’s what Canada’s Privacy Commissioner has to say: Article by Jim Bronskill for the Toronto Star OTTAWA—The federal government should consider restricting the use of small camera-equipped drones near “sensitive and protected” areas such as residential neighbourhoods, schoolyards and prisons, says the ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Your news links for today: Europe, Still Angry at U.S. Spying, Prepares to Increase Its Own – The Intercept Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws – Telegraph How a digital rights project ranks tech firms and attempts to fix global failure – The Guardian Big Data, No Thanks – ...

OpenMedia.ca: TPP: Trudeau’s first big test as Prime Minister

This piece was originally published by Common Ground and Rabble.ca Do you squeeze oranges expecting apple juice? Of course not. So Canadians shouldn’t be surprised when an undemocratic process like the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations yields an undemocratic result. read more

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Your news links for today: Move Over, America: Canada Is the Land of the Free – Foreign Policy Canada ranked first for ‘personal freedom’ by annual prosperity index – Global News Why a Battle over the Internet and Canadian Cultural Policy is Brewing – Michael Geist The Extinction of Privacy and Personal Security Via Biometrics ...

OpenMedia.ca: Ottawa Citizen: Liberals mull keeping some new powers for spy service

Is Trudeau ‘just not ready’ to #KillC51? Here are the changes the Liberals have promised to make to C-51. Article by Ian Macleod for the Ottawa Citizen The Liberals are considering whether Canada’s civilian spy service should be allowed to launch missions aimed at disrupting terrorist plots and other suspected threats to national security. read more

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Monday, November 2, 2015

Your news links for today: Japan’s Abe, Trudeau agree to promote TPP – Globe and Mail Crypto is For Everyone – and American History Proves It – EFF Government forced to U-turn on internet spying and encryption ban plans – BetaNews UK Gov’t Pretends That It’s ‘Backed Down’ On Snooper’s Charter – Techdirt WhatsApp Found ...

OpenMedia.ca: Yahoo News: Could your Halloween costume be illegal next year because of the TPP?

Experts are warning that Halloween costumes and cosplay are in the crosshairs of the TPP’s extreme new copyright restrictions. Article by Aaron Broverman for Yahoo News Daily Brew Leaked drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], specifically the chapters addressing copyright and intellectual property, reveal that the trade agreement may have dire consequences for those in particular ...

OpenMedia.ca: The Globe and Mail: In early test for Trudeau, Bell is trying to kill pro-customer Internet choice rules

In an early test for Justin Trudeau, telecom giant Bell is trying to overturn pro-customer Internet choice rules that we fought hard to win together. Indie ISP spokesman William Sandiford has the low-down. (Right now, we’re cooking up a hard-hitting plan to push back – stay tuned!) Article by William Sandison for The Globe and ...

OpenMedia.ca: What the Internet Needs vs. What the TPP Demands Primary tabs

Who should make the policies that will determine the future of the Internet? A select list of corporate lobbyists and unelected government officials, meeting without public oversight or involvement? Or — Internet users and digital policy experts, using digital tools and thoughtful processes, combined with review and sign-off by elected decision makers and the general ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Friday, October 30, 2015

Your news links for today: VICE News Battles Canadian Police Over Right to Protect Journalist’s Material  – VICE News (UK) Police to be granted powers to view your internet history – The Telegraph Wikimedia v. NSA: Another Court Blinds Itself to Mass NSA Surveillance – EFF John McAfee: CISA will not stop a single important ...

OpenMedia.ca: Globe and Mail: The Liberals voted for Bill C-51. And now they can fix it

The committee that will hold hearings for Bill C-51 should be open to the possibility of a full repeal. In the meantime, let’s get our voices heard! Speak out and spread the word: KillC51.ca Article by the Globe and Mail The Liberal Party took a lot of heat for its support of Bill C-51 when ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Thursday, October 29, 2015

Your news links for today: Why Apple Pay’s Canadian launch bypassed banks – Globe and Mail What mobile payment options are available to Canadians? – Globe and Mail Canadians spending more on mobile data services: CRTC – MoneySense The FCC Has To Remind ISPs Not To Spend Taxpayer Subsidies On Booze, Trips To Disney World ...

OpenMedia.ca: Toronto Star: TPP trades away our constitutional rights

The TPP  will have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of expression, right to privacy and due process, and hinder peoples’ abilities to innovate. We need to stop this. Speak out now before it’s too late at http://om4.me/Z4M Copyright is a double-edged sword: Article by Ariel Katz and Liran Kandinov for the Toronto Star Imagine one day the ...

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Your news links for today: C-51 Reform, TPP Top the List of “Real Change” Tech Policy Priorities – Michael Geist Support for Bill C-51 hits all time low – ThinkPol Senate passes major cybersecurity info-sharing bill CISA – Daily Dot EFF Disappointed as CISA Passes Senate – EFF Senate Passes CISA, The Surveillance Bill Masquerading ...

OpenMedia.ca: Toronto Star: Privacy, telecom competition among Trudeau’s tech policy priorities: Geist

Will Trudeau prioritize Canada’s digital future?  Article by Michael Geist for the Toronto Star Digital policies may not have played a significant role in the just-concluded national election, but the arrival of a majority Liberal government will leave many expecting “real change” on the digital front in the years ahead.  read more

OpenMedia.ca: Ottawa Citizen: Tory senators could disrupt plan to change anti-terror act

And another C-51 battle begins… Article by Ian Macleod for the Ottawa Citizen Liberal government changes to the Conservatives’ incendiary anti-terrorism law could face a bumpy trip through the Conservative-controlled Senate. read more

OpenMedia.ca: Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Your news links for today: Secret surveillance laws make it impossible to have an informed debate about privacy – Cory Doctorow Senior Former Intelligence Official Admits That ‘The Point’ Of CISA Is Surveillance – Techdirt Top German official infected by highly advanced spy trojan with NSA ties – Ars Technica Tory senators could disrupt plan ...

OpenMedia.ca: Globe and Mail: New York probes broadband speeds

Hey, Canada could sure use something like this: Article by Sarah N. Lynch for The Globe and Mail New York state’s attorney general is probing whether three major Internet providers could be shortchanging consumers by charging them for faster broadband speeds and failing to deliver the speeds being advertised, according to documents seen by Reuters. ...