Britain’s Investigatory Powers Act Violates Privacy, Demands Back Door to Encryption

In late November Britain’s Investigatory Powers Act 2016 became law. For many years the British government demanded information from telecommunications companies without legal basis. Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May admitted the British government has long abused section 94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 for

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Salt Lake City Park Apartments Demands Tenants Like them on Facebook or face Eviction

It’s one of the more bizarre violations of our Right to Privacy I’ve ever come across: “friend” your apartment building’s Facebook page or be found in breach of your rental agreement. That could mean eviction for those who refuse to

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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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Why do American Doctors want to know if Patients own Firearms?

Why do American family physicians want to know if their patients own Firearms before treating them for [insert medical issue here]? The only doctor who will ask you about gun ownership before treating you is a doctor who hates guns.

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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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Are You A Terrorist or do you simply Value Your Privacy?

In digging through some information on another subject I stumbled across a copy of the moronic information pamphlet released by the FBI, titled “Communities Against Terrorism – Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities”, in its efforts to curb terrorism by creating

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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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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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US Department of Justice: We don’t need no stinking warrants

US Department of Justice says, “We don’t need no stinking warrants.” It’s always reassuring when the minions of the state do precisely the opposite of what they ought.  Instead of protecting and defending the rights of we “mere citizens” they

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Bill C-30’s invasions of privacy and warrantless searches are outrageous, but all the other Acts are just fine?

Bruce Cockburn wrote a famous song that contained the line “The trouble with normal is it only gets worse.” The same can be said for governments.  They always get worse, too.  The current so-called Conservative government is a perfect example

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Inside the Prime Minister’s Office after Vic Toews called all Canadians child pornographers

This video contains language not suitable for all audiences, as the saying goes, but is absolutely hilarious nevertheless.  This clip has floated around the internet for some time, but never in the context of opposing Bill C-30. If you have

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