Lindsey Pinto

Lindsey Pinto is the communications manager at OpenMedia.ca. She aspires to put Canada on the map as a leader in net neutrality, fair copyright and the effective use of independent media for political communication.

Report finds that the best way to manage strong networks is to relax Big Telecom’s grip

Independent research company BuddleComm has released a new report (sadly it’s expensive; if I were you I’d just read Phillip Dampier’s summary here) that looks at the best ways to connect everyone to...

Leaving the backdoor open: Is the government putting your personal data at risk?

Security concerns arise as secretive spy agency CSEC invades citizens’ communications privacy.

Civil liberties, pro-democracy, privacy rights, and open Internet groups call for answers on secret government spying program

Broad range of civil liberties and pro-privacy groups demand answers from Canada's government after spying revelations.

More Cell Phone Fees for Canadians

The Industry Minister’s inaction has left a vacuum for Big Telecom to act with impunity, as new charges are added to our bills for no reason, the author of this story, Catherine Hart, writes

Online privacy under attack

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Opponents of the act say it poses serious threats to online privacy. As it stands...

Canada Can Do Better

We're still waiting to see if Christian Paradis, the Minister of Industry, will put an end to the Big Telecom’s backroom deal. This is the deal that would allow Rogers to acquire public assets from...

Push Back in the Media: Weekly News Update from OpenMedia.ca

Hi I'm Lindsey and this is your weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca. This week, thanks to your contributions, we're launching a tool that will help Canadians push back against Big Telecom's media...

Our Best Plans: weekly news update from OpenMedia

Another round of negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP—an international agreement that we're calling an "Internet trap"—finished in Singapore last week. Now many of you know that...

The Launch: Weekly News Update from OpenMedia.ca

Hi I'm Lindsey and this is your weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca. We just had our most successful launch ever as our newest study, Time for an Upgrade: Demanding Choice in Canada's Cell Phone...

Time for an Upgrade: Weekly News Update from OpenMedia.ca

Choice in media and telecommunications: It's something Canadians want and need for a healthy and open digital future, but are severely lacking. And when it comes to that, this week I have bad news...