Archive for February, 2012

MEP Says ACTA Goes Too Far

The Guardian features an exclusive interview with Kader Arif, the lead ACTA negotiator in the European Parliament who quit his position over objections that review process is a charade.

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February 2, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Keeping Score of Canada’s Spectrum Auction

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 29, 2012 as Details of Canada’s upcoming 700MHz auction expected this week The House of Commons resumes this week with most political attention likely to be focused on the upcoming budget. Around the same time as the budget is tabled, Industry Minister Christian […]

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February 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Strombo’s Soapbox: My Take on Bill C-11

Last night I appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight with a short “Soapbox” segment to explain mounting concerns over Bill C-11. The program has posted a video version of my comments on some of the digital lock issues in the bill and the demands for SOPA-style amendments.

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February 1, 2012 9 comments News

“Objective Sanity Check”?: Canada Slips Further in Global Broadband Rankings

Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet Report and it finds that Canada continues to slide in global broadband rankings. Last year, the Akamai report was often favoured by those who took issue with criticisms of Canadian broadband, claiming it offered “an objective sanity check” on comparative broadband […]

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February 1, 2012 9 comments News

Beware of Surveillance By Design

The video from Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian’s excellent forum on lawful access is now available. Well worth watching.

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February 1, 2012 1 comment Must Reads