Sep 022021
 

Received with thanks.   My commentary is attached at bottom.   The Liberal Party of Canada has forfeited the privilege to govern the People of Canada This is from their election platform – page 2  as per their on-line document, but page 11 in a PDF of same: A re-elected Liberal government will: • Launch a […]

Jun 182021
 

FW from Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) Biometrics and Identity Management It’s directed to a Canadian audience. But, it’s the Canada-U.S. border. The extrapolation for “the south side of the border” follows after. /Sandra  The CBSA is using covid- induced fear to put Surveillance of Canadians into the stratosphere. A tender notice or Notice of […]

Jun 052020
 

April 23, 2020 TO:  Michael Bryant, Executive Director and General Counsel, CCLA (Canadian Civil Liberties Assoc) CC:  Brenda McPhail It was good to hear Michael Enright’s interview of CCLA’s Brenda McPhail, Sunday Edition, April 19th   (CCLA, Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project). Brenda did a fine job of addressing the implications of Personal Data Collection. […]

Nov 282019
 

No fines for misusing information in political campaigns, because privacy commissioners don’t have power to impose penalties. Andrew MacLeod Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria and the author of All Together Healthy (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018). Find him on Twitter or reach him at amacleod@thetyee.ca   Federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien […]

Feb 192019
 
2018-10-23  2 articles:  'City of surveillance': privacy expert quits Toronto's smart-city project.  &  A new initiative will see Alphabet – the parent company of Google – take charge of redeveloping a waterfront district in Toronto. Here’s why that’s troubling, the Guardian

Wired neighborhood planned by Google sister company has raised questions over data protection Gabrielle Canon     @GabrielleCanon Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs has promised a ‘thriving hub for innovation’. Photograph: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images When it was announced last year that a district in Toronto would be handed over to a company hoping to […]

Feb 172019
 
2019-02-16   How Taylor Swift showed us the scary future of facial recognition, The Guardian

Surveillance at concerts is just the beginning, as fears grow around an unregulated, billion-dollar industry   Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco   @GabrielleCanon Fri 15 Feb 2019 11.00 GMT;    Last modified on Sat 16 Feb 2019 01.40 GMT   Taylor Swift has used facial recognition software for safety at events – but how far should the […]

Dec 222018
 

US Embassy Shopping List,  from Wikileaks Website 21 December 2018 Today, 21 December 2018, WikiLeaks publishes a searchable database of more than 16,000 procurement requests posted by United States embassies around the world. All US embassies post requests for quotations and job listings on their websites when they need to purchase goods or services. In […]

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 […]