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Surveillance Trojan Horse or Big Brother in disguise?
Last week saw the announcement of dangerous new online spying legislation - supposedly aimed at tackling the serious issue of cyberbullying. According to legal experts, Bill C-13...
Nov 26th, 2013
Canada's warrentless spying bill remains in limbo, but could come back: OpenMedia.ca
Remember Bill C-30 and #TellVicEverything?
Feb 7th, 2013
Robocall scandal protested as citizens demand inquiry at second rally: video
On March 11, 2012, protestors gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to rally for an independent inquiry into the robocalls allegedly used during last year's elections to confuse voters.
Mar 11th, 2012
Harper’s Canada: A public safety and privacy fact sheet
Here’s part three of our series outlining recent events and issues in Canadian politics. This time, how shifts in crime and public safety legislation are creating controversy.
Mar 9th, 2012
Hacktivists Anonymous expose Stacey Meek as Vic Toews' mistress
Vic Toews finds his own privacy violated by Anonymous as the hacktivist group ramps up its efforts to fight the "online snooping bill".
Feb 22nd, 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
So you think you're Canadian, eh?
It's the dirty little secret of our approach to citizenship: Some of us are more Canadian than others.
Apr 19th, 2011
Canada and US head for joint policing, patrols, intelligence
Security the goal, but it won't compromise privacy, Tories insist.
Aug 15th, 2011