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In Canada, Online Campaign to Protest Gov't's Digital 'Snooping Bill' Turns Nasty

BY Elisabeth Fraser | Wednesday, December 5 2012

MP Charmaine Borg outside of Canada's parliament (credit: Max Walker)

In Canada the issue of online privacy has become contentious, with experts, law enforcement officials, and legislators sharply divided. Bill C-30, formally called the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, was tabled in the House of Commons in February. The bill proposes expanding police powers so that telecoms and Internet Service Providers would be required to turn over subscriber data without a warrant. The opposition responded with a furious online campaign that took a bizarre turn into the realm of personal attacks. Read More

Oh, Canada...We've Got Charts for You!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 9 2008

They're also having a national election in Canada, in case you haven't noticed, and in honor of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's dropping of the writ (that's what they call the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of ... Read More

Oh, Canada...We've Got Charts for You!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 9 2008

They're also having a national election in Canada, in case you haven't noticed, and in honor of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's dropping of the writ (that's what they call the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of ... Read More