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online privacy

What Canadians need to know about CSEC spying

CSEC spying on Canadian Internet users a violation of how their private online information is handled

Lobby in Silicon Valley blocks Consumer Access to Information Act

A coalition of technology companies and business lobbies in the Silicon Valley, Including Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., has succeeded in blocking and amendment to California state legislation that...

Warrentless access is not an option| Weekly News Update from

Authorities in Canada have shown through inappropriate behaviour that the country nowhere near ready for warrantless electronic surveillance like the one proposed by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews...

Canada is a pro-Internet trendsetter: Weekly news update from

In this week's update, Canadians are leading by example in the fight against warrantless online spying. Meanwhile, Big Telecom is up to its old tricks, price-gouging Canadians wherever it can.

The woman who sued Facebook

Vancouver filmmaker Debbie Douez is taking on Facebook's ability to use information in advertising without a user's knowledge or consent.

Girls Around Me: Free iPhone app preys on women using Facebook, Foursquare

A new iPhone app makes it easier for stalkers to prey on women.

Online spying and copyright bills rebuffed: update along with hundreds of thousands of Canadians have convinced the government to rebuff the worst of Big Media's suggestions for Copyright Bill C-11 (i.e. website blocking) as it makes its...

Online spying, and where MPs stand on the issue: update from

OpenMedia has just launched a new tool that will let MPs show that they stand with Canada against warrantless online spying, and we're asking Canadians to visit to send a...

Vic Toews and the online spying bill:update from

Canadians have forced the government to begin backing down on the warrantless online spying bill.