Got a password-protected Smartphone? At the Border you still kiss your Right to Privacy Away

We Canadians like to believe we have rights. We like to believe those rights are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We are fools. Our government moves to strip us of our rights every day. The latest

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Julie Bosman – The Epitome of Hypocrite and “Stupid Little Bitch”

For those who don’t know, Julie Bosman is an [alleged] journalist who works for the New York Times. That’s the title the New York Times gives her, anyway. I call her an irresponsible and hypocritical little bitch who felt it

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Our Right to Privacy vs Police Need to Investigate Crime – Who Wins?

Police want easy access to personal information, generally with the assurance that they will not misuse the data they collect. The trouble is they almost always misuse the data, or if that statement seems too unfair, they often use it

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EFF Report- Who is Protecting Your Data from Government Requests?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) constantly fights for our right to privacy on the Internet. It’s an organization every single person who values privacy ought to support financially, as they are continually beating back Leviathan when it comes to issues

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Bill C-13 is Conservative Government’s Attempt to Police Internet

Bill C-13 – dubbed the “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act” is really an attempt by our so-called Conservative government to re-introduce measures from their failed Bill C-30, “Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act”. You remember that one, right? That’s

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CSIS Does “End-Run” Around Privacy Law to Spy on Canadians Abroad

It’s as horrifying as it is becoming routine: Canadian police agencies lying to Judges in Court so they can keep violating the law they are supposed to uphold.  This time is the Canadian spy agency CSIS that’s caught in the

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Is an Encrypted Social Network Possible? Three Montreal Computer Students Say Yes

Syme brings privacy to your group conversations by encrypting everything you share. With the look of Google Plus and Facebook-like elements, a new social network named “Syme” feels as cozy as a well-worn shoe. But beneath the familiar veneer, it’s

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Heading to the US? Be Warned: Canadian Government Discloses Personal Medical Records to Americans

Is it unreasonable to think your personal, private medical records would remain, well, private? No, it is not. The Canadian Government, however, is not acting reasonably, as one unfortunate woman discovered as she tried to visit the United States to

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Time for Canada to Pull Out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

I’ve written about the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently and it’s destructive effect just on our Right to Privacy. That is not the only right this agreement would trample on. When even the Left-Wing Idealogues like those at the Huffington Post are

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Google a Defender of Personal Privacy Against Warrantless FBI Searches?

Say what you like about search engine giant Google, at least in this case they are on the side of we mere citizens as they stand up against US federal government warrantless demands for user information. Using a law that

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Texas Protects Privacy of Texans’ Email from the prying eyes of the State

The Texas State Legislature sent HB 2268 to Governor Rick Perry’s desk on Tuesday, May 28, 2012.  The bill is designed to protect citizens Right to Privacy by requiring all state law enforcement agencies to get a warrant for all

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Is Every Phone Call You Make Recorded Without Your Knowledge or Consent?

Constitutions, Charters of Rights and Freedoms, and Bills of Rights mean something under one and only one condition: when those in power choose to follow them. There is not a government in the world that actually respects the documents created

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