Nov 162018
 

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 of the plan, with 74 per cent […]

Nov 132018
 

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, based on their track record. And this: […]

Nov 112018
 

https://sencanada.ca/en/newsroom/banc-senate-committee-to-probe-statistics-canada-request-for-canadians-banking-data/ News Release Senate committee to probe Statistics Canada’s request for Canadians’ banking data November 6, 2018 Ottawa – Following confirmation that Statistics Canada intends to compel major financial institutions to provide detailed customer banking information, the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce announced Monday that it will hold at least one hearing to hear […]

Oct 052018
 
2018-09-17    Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store,  from c/net

Sci-Tech Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store You don’t need the military to pull off an attack of the drones. They’re capable of incredible destruction and now available to everyone.   by Jennifer Bisset September 17, 2018   AeroScope  Aug. 5, 2018. In the heart of Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, Nicolás […]

Aug 172018
 
2018-08-16   Winnipeg firm defends $1M deal to send sniper rifles to Ukraine, CBC

Ottawa approves deal between PGW Defence Technologies and the Ukrainian military CBC Radio · August 16 PGW co-owner Ross Spagrud shooting one of the LRT-3, .50-calibre BMG bolt action rifles his company is selling to Ukraine. (Submitted by Ross Spagrud) Listen7:08 Asked if he’s concerned that selling weapons to Ukraine would escalate the conflict there, […]

Apr 102018
 
2018-04-09   Killer robots: pressure builds for ban as governments meet, the Guardian

Countries spending billions on ‘third revolution in warfare’ as UN debates regulation of AI-powered weapons Mattha Busby Russia’s Armata T-14 battle tank can autonomously fire on targets and is expected to be fully autonomous in the near future. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters   They will be “weapons of terror, used by terrorists and rogue states against […]

Mar 112018
 
2018-03-11   Statistics Canada loses, mishandles hundreds of sensitive census, employment files,  CBC

Some individuals not told of privacy breach even though it could be used for ‘malicious purposes’ Kathleen Harris Statistics Canada carried out a frantic search of recycling and garbage containers like these ones in a failed bid to recover 587 long-form 2016 census surveys that were in the trunk of a car stolen in Montreal. […]

Nov 262017
 
2017-11-26  My reply to  "Google knows where you are; Spy Museum East Germany (Stasi);  Vibrations for ID".  CBC Radio,  Spark.

I go bananas. Yes, we are right (even SMART!) to do something about the kind and amount of personal information being assembled by corporations (Google and Facebook, for example). And oh God!  it is good to be aware of the massive files and surveillance done by the Communist Government in East Germany.  The Stasi is […]

Mar 212017
 
2017-03-21  War/Peace:  Excellent!   Interview, 97-year-old Nuremberg prosecutor, CBC, The Current.

Click on the  Listen button below.   A truly  inspirational man,  Benjamin Ferencz. Benjamin Ferencz (L), was the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen trial — the ninth of 12 trials for war crimes in Nuremberg after the end of the Second World War. (Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz) Listen 23:14   At […]