Music industry group calls for iPod tax, liability risk for ISPs and social sites

Internet service providers, social sites and satirists appear to be in the cross hairs of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).The national trade organization representing English-language Canadian companies in the music, sound recording

Published on: March 5th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Pirate Party sails to Bodog chief’s defence

The Pirate Party of Canada yesterday issued a statement condemning the indictment of Bodog.com founder Calvin Ayre and fellow operators of the gambling site shutdown by United States authorities earlier this week. Calling

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

What Google’s ‘Do Not Track’ move means

As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights this week and readied new online privacy legislation for Congress to consider, Google decided on Thursday to get behind “Do Not Track” technology

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

12 fixes for Canada’s proposed lawful access bill

Over the last couple of weeks we have posted several stories and blogs concerning Bill C-30 also known as the Lawful Access Bill.We've reported about how the proposed online surveillance legislation would be

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Obama and Canadian Internet privacy rules share common weaknesses

 by Nestor E. Arellano United States President Barak Obama created quite a stir yesterday when he unveiled a proposed framework for an Internet Bill of Rights designed to protect consumers’ privacy online.

Published on: February 24th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Obama’s blueprint for Internet Bill of Rights

The White House has unveiled a plan to create a “Bill of Rights” for consumer privacy on the Internet, and announced that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have agreed to comply when consumers choose

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

Alleged scam victims claim telemarketer’s tapes were

A Montreal telemarketing firm facing charges of fraud has launched a counter-attack against its detractors by posting online taped conversations with customers that complained against the firm. Express Transaction Services Inc. (ETS) claims

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Lawful access examples abroad a horror story of spending, abuse and minor benefits

by Nestor E. Arellano  Proponents of Bill C-30, otherwise known as the Protection Children from Internet Predators Act, say that it will merely bring Canada in line with other countries that have some

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Lawful access ‘enormous financial burden’ for business

Better ways to interpret data, not more access to private information, is what law enforcement agencies need, according to opponents of the so-called “lawful access” bills – a set of proposed laws that

Published on: January 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

It’s NOT “just a number!”

by Ann Cavoukian  I am becoming increasingly concerned about the lack of understanding of a key privacy issue – the ease of data linkages in an ever-increasingly online world, that renders otherwise non-identifiable

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Ann Cavoukian

6 file sharing sites serve as MegaUpload alternatives

The U.S. government's shutdown of MegaUpload might have seemed like bad news for online file sharing, but it could be a boon for other file sharing sites -- at least those that aren't

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Jared Newman

Anti-PIPA protests show Web activism holds political might

For Internet activists, last week's Web protests against two controversial copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for passage of the Stop Online

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Grant Gross

Megaupload file seizure shows why many cautious about the cloud

Megaupload users are crying foul after their personal files, not necessarily copyright-infringing material, stored with the file-sharing service was seized on Thursday along with a trove of illegally distributed copyrighted works. Some of

Published on: January 21st, 2012 Ian Paul

Anti-Spam law: Staying out of ‘The Freezer’ with your e-mail campaigns

While they're celebrating Canada Day this year, e-mail marketers may also be feverishly reviewing their e-mail lists to make sure they comply with a tough new anti-spam law. Although there have been questions

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano