The Facebook scandal has shown how Canada's privacy laws have failed to protect us, and how they have no power to help us prevent something like this from happening again.
Revelations about Facebook's role in the exploitation of user data by a company called Cambridge Analytica have provoked widespread calls for tough, new data privacy laws.
These days my house feels like Downton Abbey. I have a maid, butler or secretary in just about every room. These are all home digital assistants.
I tend to see the horrors of manipulation as less striking than the signs of human ability to act independently anyway. How else do you explain unexpected events like Bernie Sanders' surge?
A meme calling for the avoidance of self-scanners in stores highlights yet again how much the digital revolution has disrupted our understanding of jobs.
With online platforms increasingly being a site of public discourse in democratic societies, gendered online violence silences and makes invisible a key sector of society in the public sphere.
How to check, and what you can do.
It's easy to look back on older technologies: cassettes, carbon paper or acetates and shake our heads in amusement. But the shape of the obsolescence curve hasn't changed, just the slope.
Just in time for the day of action to protest Bell coalition’s website blocking plan, our #DontCensor billboard went up in Toronto. Once again, this would have not been possible without you.
This proposal from Bell is just one more example of the ways that Canada's vertically integrated telecom companies are trampling on our internet rights in favour of their concentrated media interests.