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When will Big Telecom face the facts?
Big Telecom’s supporters claim that more choice and customer-friendly rules wouldn’t help Canada’s broken cell phone market, but we explain why this is exactly what is needed.
Jul 22nd, 2013
Personal information at risk as spying agencies tap the cloud
The move towards the security and efficiency of data-sharing and cloud-based computing is at risk as increased government surveillance exploits access to our data
Jul 10th, 2013
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.
Jul 9th, 2013
Snowden spying revelations vindicate ten years of NSA whistleblowing
Edward Snowden is the most recent in a long line of NSA whistleblowers who have been warning about warrantless online spying for over ten years.
Jul 4th, 2013
Is Bell taking over Astral to get millions in public subsidies?
Bell's proposed takeover of Astral Media would worsen media concentration and give Bell millions in public funds
May 7th, 2013
Why your high cell phone bills have nothing to do with the size of Canada
Big Telecom justifies high prices by claiming that Canada’s size necessitates more costly services. The truth is, the lack of fair access to independent providers is the primary driver of high prices.
Apr 18th, 2013