Thousands of Canadians are speaking out to defend their privacy rights, after recent revelations that an ultra-secretive government agency is spying on our everyday online activities. This agency, the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), was revealed to be systematically collecting the private information of law-abiding citizens, including Canadians, from around the world. This is real.
Communications Intern at OpenMedia.ca
Camille is a Communications Intern with OpenMedia.ca, where she produces blog content. She is an undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University, and is majoring in Communication and minoring in Criminology. Along with blogging for OpenMedia.ca, Camille also writes for the SFU student newspaper, The Peak.
A recent police raid of Swedish subtitling website Undertexter highlights the need for the reform of copyright laws, and how these antiquated rules should be replaced with new regulations that better favour Internet users, innovators, and content creators. Undertexter had its headquarters raided for the simple crime of providing fanmade subtitles for foreign and hearing-disabled fans of shows and movies. Now they've paid the price.
08/30/2013 12:34 EDT
It was just a few months ago that Aaron Swartz, a co-founder of Reddit and a distinguished Internet pioneer and activist, took his own life. Swartz had found himself in serious trouble under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and was looking at a 35-year jail sentence. Under Aaron's Law, breaking online 'terms of service' agreements would no longer be against the law.
08/01/2013 05:22 EDT
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