The B.C. government’s new online gaming site was hit with a privacy breach on its very first day of operation.
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The B.C. government has launched North America’s first online casino targeted at provincial residents.
I've already discussed noteworthy submissions to the CRTC net neutrality proceeding from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (privacy and DPI), Pelmorex (wireless net neutrality) and Canadian creator groups (P2P for distribution). While the submission from the Open Internet Coalition has attracted some media interest, I think several others deserve attention. Interestingly, the B.C. Government, through Network B.C., has also jumped into the fray. According to their submission (zip file):
Net neutrality should be accepted as the bedrock upon which the Internet rests. Net neutrality also depends heavily on investment in robust and scalable network infrastructure. However, “aggressive traffic shaping” practices contributes little to network infrastructure investment and only leads to a short-term false sense of security that existing and legacy networks can be squeezed to meet future capacity requirements. Further, the use of aggressive traffic shaping practices potentially defers what should be ongoing network upgrade practices thus potentially leading to the need for massive network investments in the future.