Privacy

Your Privacy is at Risk

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With the recent “hack” at Sony, there is a growing number of concern by corporations and state official considering the security of the internet. The United States government has especially been vocal about such an issue, as it is pushing for strengthened laws against cybercrime. The White House commented on the matter, stating that the incident was considered a “national security issue”.



Canadian Spy agencies: Are they violating our right to privacy?

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The article Spy agencies, prime minister’s adviser defend metadata collection written by Laura Payton of CBC News revivals the controversial debate regarding data recording by spy agencies. This article conveys the position of John Forster, the chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) who recently had to defend the position of the agency concerning a possible Wi-Fi track of the movements of Canadian passengers in Canadian airports. This polemic arises as a consequence of the information revealed by the National Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Mass Surveillance & Social Control

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“The political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, in his essential book “Democracy Incorporated,” calls our system of corporate governance “inverted totalitarianism,” which represents “the political coming of age of corporate power and the political demobilization of the citizenry.” It differs from classical forms of totalitarianism, which revolve around a demagogue or charismatic leader; it finds its expression in the anonymity of the corporate state. The corporate forces behind inverted totalitarianism do not, as classical totalitarian movements do, replace decaying structures with new structures. They instead purport to honor electoral politics, freedom of expression and the press, the right to privacy and the guarantees of law. But they so corrupt and manipulate electoral politics, the courts, the press and the essential levers of power as to make genuine democratic participation by the masses impossible. The U.S. Constitution has not been rewritten, but steadily emasculated through radical judicial and legislative interpretation. We have been left with a fictitious shell of democracy and a totalitarian core.”

- Chris Hedges

When aircrafts hurt privacy

In our everyday life, almost everything can be seen as an attack to our privacy, such as Facebook and cellphones. On top of that, we will also need to worry what’s above us. Brace yourselves; unmanned spying drones are coming in Canada.

Technology, Changing Privacy for Better or for Worse (Abstract)

Despite many attempts to better privacy around the world, It is still something that is being overlooked by many and something needs to be done about it. Privacy is a right that concerns everyone and that should be followed. Technology is the main cause for what privacy is facing in this day and age. To get results and get informed on privacy, I searched up academic articles relating to many different aspects of privacy relating to technology. Using what I learned I wrote an essay on privacy and how technology affects it.

Brandeis, The 'Founder' of Privacy Laws

The person I chose to talk about has done a lot of change crime and law related during his days. He is particularly known for his acts against privacy. Louis D. Brandeis was born in 1856 in Louisville, Kentucky. He became well known as a lawyer, reformer  and associate justice. Soon after graduation he had attended Harvard Law School and opened a practice with one of his classmates. He always acted according to what the client needed. However, once he had become a sought out lawyer, his interest changed from practice of law to reform.

Jimmy Wales

Three volunteer opportunities involving privacy

On my super post, i had written about crime and law concerning privacy. I hope to broaden that issue and give more insight as to what is available in this domain.


Privacy international


Core values and goals

Volunteer Opportunities Concerning Technology

Over the past few weeks, I have researched the topic of technology and have written numerous posts concerning this topic. Technology plays a huge role in everyday life. Whether in Canada, or in third world countries, technology is always a subject of discussion. I have found five non-governmental organizations that either try to improve technology in third world countries or protect the rights of a person’s privacy concerning technology. These are the five:

Another Use for an Educational Tool?

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According to an article titled “Keeping an Eye on Online Test-Takers” written by Annie Eisenberg and published by The New York Times on March 3, 2013, teachers are able to monitor online examinations.