Canadians take a stand against online spying!!!

This is a new commercial that is being run by a Liberal "watchdog" group called OpenMedia.ca. They are bring to the attention of the Canadian public new legislation the Feds are trying to "ram" through Parliament! 

 Now this may not directly involve poker, but this will give the government unprecedented power to see just what every Canadian is doing on the internet at anytime...

 

The government is set to ram through a new set of electronic surveillance laws that will allow authorities to access private information of any Canadian, at any time, without a warrant. You'll be forced to pay for this online spying scheme.

The government has failed to inform Canadians about the privacy and data security implications of this scheme, but Canadians are stepping up to the plate. Share these important citizen-made videos with everyone you know before it's too late—let's stand together and make our voices heard.

http://openmedia.ca/educate

 


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PF_pitboss
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3788d ago

Canadian poker players have also been actively fighting for their money back from Full Tilt Poker, entering two different lawsuits on behalf of players who haven't been able to access their funds. Whereas American players have only lodged on lawsuit and have a much larger player base, so that's interesting.

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While this is being done, The Feds have also "reimposed" the Canadian version of "The Patriot Act"...this story is from my Janes Security Update this week...

 

Canada to reimpose controversial anti-terrorism measures


The measures allow for preventive arrests, detention without charge of up to 72 hours and forcing witnesses to testify at trial in so-called 'investigative hearings'. Harper admitted in a television interview that the measures had barely been used since they were originally introduced following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the US, but he claimed there were "times when they were needed"

He further stated that a range of security threats still faced the country, citing "Islamicism" as the "major threat" of most concern to the country's security services.

Canada has not suffered an attack by Islamist extremists, although 25 Canadians died in the 11 September 2001 World Trade Center attacks in New York. This was the largest number of civilian or military deaths in a single event outside the country since the terrorist bombing of an Air India flight by Sikh extremists in 1985, resulting in 329 deaths.

[first posted to http://jiwk.janes.com - 08 September 2011]



So another attack on "Freedom" in Canada!

 


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