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Digital privacy

Internet privacy laws could use an update Article: Tanner Aulie – Contributor n Jan. 28 interim federal privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier published the annual Privacy Commission Report, which includes recommendations on how the government could better protect the privacy of Canadians. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and take a look at Canada’s history of privacy legislation. Wait did I say memory lane? More like memory lame. You’ll appreciate that joke in a second. ...

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Coercion and control

Approaching internet piracy without a heavy hand Article: Liam Fitz-Gerald – Contributor ast September, the BBC ran a story that cited statistics regarding online piracy in the United Kingdom. A study by Ofcom- an independent British communications industry watchdog- examined 21,475 Internet users and found that movies, music, TV shows and computer software tended to be the most heavily pirated items. The study found that only 25% of online pirates would be deterred by the ...

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The matter of mining metadata

At what point does my search for Malcolm Tucker quotes become a matter of national interest? Article: Farron Ager – Op-ed Editor n a recently breaking story, American spy contractor turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) used information from the free Internet service at a major Canadian airport to track the wireless devices of airline passengers, even for days after they left the terminal. At this point, CSEC ...

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How not to hate Justin Bieber

There’s a right and a wrong way to make fun of this privileged little dumb ass Article: Julia Dima – Contributor isten, folks. I hate Justin Bieber as much as anyone. His music is awful; he’s an over-privileged, rich, white boy; he’s fat-shamed fans; and yes, he was just arrested for a DUI while drag-racing a Lamborghini. Of course, the Internet and celebrity culture reacted in clever and original ways: by emasculating him, infantilizing him, ...

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Selfie and self-image

How Dove’s new initiative encourages positive self-image Article: Michelle Jones – Copy Editor elf-image has always been an issue among women. We know this. The majority of us deal with it on a daily basis. Some of us can’t even stand to look in a mirror because we hate what we see. The sad part? We’re being conditioned to think this way. The fashion industry ensures our insecurities through comments about who can and cannot ...

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