I was asked again this morning about using a specific app to send secure messages in a corporate environment. My answer was simple, and it hasn’t changed in years, there are only two apps to trust from my criteria. The Continue reading Secure Messaging: Years later, there are still only two
Fellow Canadians, especially journalists, when a person or organization can’t respond to a request citing “privacy reasons”, let that be a huge red flag to your ears. Demand to know which privacy law they are referring, and to which specific Continue reading “Not able to disclose for privacy reasons” is usually not true
This is the basis of the follow up letter from Digital Policy Canada drafted to the CIRA sponsored Canadian Internet Forum this week. The fundamental question we need to ask, what are Canadian regulators doing to protect Canadians, as well Continue reading What are our regulators doing to protect Canadian internet sovereignty?
Do you think such a thing could be implemented without any public consultation or corporate media attention? It exists. About 6 months ago at an Ideas Victoria meeting,Â Kevin S McArthur brought up the fact Victoria PoliceÂ were using cameras on some Continue reading Canada’s massive public traffic surveillance system
On Vancouver Island, you might pick up the Times Colonist newspaper to see what’s happening. There are little to no privacy risks if you buy it from a stand. However on the internet, where the company has the opportunity to Continue reading Canadian newspapers and financial institutions compromise you instead of protect you
If you’ve not heard of #SOPA yet, you likely will today. As of right now, it’s only something that techies and internet crusaders seem to be aware of. Like many of the scariest laws of the last decade, you should Continue reading The Stop Online Piracy Act
After the F8 conference, there is even more concern than before about what personal information Facebook has on an individual. I was sent Facebook’s personal data request form which I was told was created specifically for people in the EU. Continue reading What info does Facebook have on me?
Right after the Facebook F8 keynote, a 15 year old noted he didn’t understand this new model Facebook was about to roll out. What might not be obvious, is that he is not the customer, he is the product. There Continue reading Facebook post F8
It’s been well reported on Google’s kowtowing to the Chinese government in regards toÂ censorship. This was based on the requests of a foreign government. However that was recently changed. More recently, I’ve discovered that Google censors specific domain names from Continue reading Where does Google’s censorship end?