Dec 052018
 
2018-11-30   Meet the Guatemalan villagers taking a Canadian mining company to court, CBC Documentary, Peter Mansbridge

In Search of a Perfect World: Angelica & German Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted in 1948, the growing global economy has created new challenges. With operations that can span several different countries, large multinational corporations, such as mining and extraction companies, can act with impunity, without state oversight or the control […]

Nov 212018
 
2015-09-30  Environmental Activists Continue to Face Interrogations at US-Canada Border,   Earth Island Journal

Members of Deep Green Resistance denied entry to Canada on the way to a Chris Hedges’ lecture Adam Federman   Three members of the radical environmental organization Deep Green Resistance and two other individuals were detained for more than seven hours at the Peace Arch border crossing between Washington State and British Columbia on their […]

Nov 182018
 
2018-11-16    Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation, by Bruce Schneier.  From "The End of Trust".

Bruce Schneier   is an internationally renowned security technologist. He teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as special advisor to IBM Security. His new book is called Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World.   Years ago I contacted Bruce Schneier because of Lockheed Martin’s role at Statistics Canada […]

Nov 182018
 

From: Bruce Schneier Sent: November 15, 2018 Crypto-Gram November 15, 2018 by Bruce Schneier CTO, IBM Resilient schneier   AT   schneier.com https://www.schneier.com A free monthly newsletter providing summaries, analyses, insights, and commentaries on security: computer and otherwise. For back issues, or to subscribe, visit Crypto-Gram’s web page. Read this issue on the web These same essays […]

Nov 162018
 

the light went on.   I remember what “under the Law” means in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. (NOTE:  List of RELATED postings at bottom)   There’s a BLIND SPOT that creates confusion.  And down the garden path we go. the word PRIVACY  used in two different contexts has different meaning. If you do not […]

Nov 162018
 

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) by  Bill Curry   Canadians strongly oppose Statistics Canada’s plan to obtain personal banking records – and most would not consent to participating, according to a new Nanos Research survey.   The survey suggests the federal government is on the wrong side of public opinion in its defence […]

Nov 152018
 

= = = = = = = = = =  = = = = = = = RELATED POSTINGS 2018-11-16   Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation, Bruce Schneier. from “The End of Trust”. In my book Data and Goliath, I write about the value of privacy. I talk about how it is essential for political […]

Nov 132018
 

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) Further to:    My reply to “StatsCan plan to scoop customer spending data from banks” I received this: I circulated on facebook the petition against this sharing of personal data from financial institutions.  One response made it clear that people trust Stats Canada a way more than is warranted, […]

Nov 122018
 
2018-11-11  The law that lets Europeans take back their data from big tech companies,  CBS 60 Minutes.

(NOTE:  list of RELATED postings at bottom) Tech companies’ reign over users’ personal data has run largely unchecked in the age of the internet. Europe is seeking to end that with a new law by  Steve Kroft This has not been a great year for big tech; on Wall Street or in Washington. For decades, […]

Nov 122018
 

UPDATES:     (note – list of “RELATED” postings at bottom) 2018-11-16  the BLIND SPOT in Privacy Commissioner’s investigation of StatsCan (getting personal data from the private sector) 2018-11-13   Poll:  Canadians strongly oppose Statscan’s plan to obtain the banking records of 500,000 households, Globe & Mail. – – – – – – – – – – – […]