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How Aaron Swartz paved way for Jack Andraka's revolutionary cancer test
Jack Andraka's studies about pancreatic cancer would have never come about were it not for open access to online journals -- the very thing Aaron Swartz was promoting before his death.
Jan 29th, 2013
Complaints about internet service providers limiting online choice nearly double: OpenMedia.ca
The CRTC—the body in charge of telecom in Canada—released a status report showing that complaints about ISPs limiting online choice have almost doubled since last year. So what does this mean? Well...
Jan 24th, 2013
Big Telecom's Power Grab: Weekly News Update from OpenMedia.ca
Today I want to talk a little more about big telecom company Bell's proposed takeover of Astral Media.
Aug 2nd, 2012
Online spying hits Parliament: weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca
This week's update is all about the new warrantless online spying bill. This legislation targets all Canadians, and would create a giant, unsecure, expensive data registry. This debate comes at a...
Feb 16th, 2012
Rolling Over Speed Bumps: weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca
It's the beginning of the end for Internet throttling, and OpenMedia's newest campaign is coming into play as the hotly contested Bill C-11 moves through the House of Commons.
Feb 9th, 2012
Common sense revolts against internet metering
The CRTC just decided to let your Internet Service Provider put a meter on the internet.
Dec 6th, 2010