Any employee with an Internet connection now has the power to share confidential information—and the law is catching up
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TORONTO – A report examining how Canadian kids view Internet privacy found about half have assumed a fake identity or misrepresented their age online, while about 60 per cent said they’d be willing to share their passwords with family or … Continue Reading
Why this massive deal might actually work out
At the risk of getting a whole lot of Feminist hateration on this- I’m just going to say this: People who are loving this video are people who already get it . It won’t make a dent on a dude that doesn’t honestly understand or recognize his own male privilege.
The Toronto Star reports on a leaked Conservative party document setting out the strategy for
the 2015 election. Of particular note is the party’s plans to engage in
widespread social media monitoring that seek to identify users based on
social media activity for follow-up and engagement. The Star reports:
the document showed how the party can mine information on â€œnon-CPC
brandedâ€� websites, using a friendly media “Illustration.” The slide show
points to radio station CFRA’s Lowell Green, whom it identifies as an
“Ottawa based conservative leaning talk show host.” It says a “recent
Facebook posting – non-issue” received 55 Facebook “likes.” The document
says the party was able to “positively identify 38 constituents (70 per
cent ID rate).” Of those 38, it said five “are current members/donors.”
The result, it said: “33 Canadians who would be a ‘warm contact’ for
Develop specific guidelines for collection, use and dissemination
of intelligence products built upon use of online sources and
social network sites. The position of the OPC is that the public
availability of personal information on the Internet does not
render personal information non-personal. It is our view that
departments should not access personal information on social media
sites unless they can demonstrate a direct correlation to
legitimate government business.
While the Conservative party usage is not the same as CSEC, the same
concerns may well apply.
And in Brazil, it’s not unusual to find mothers subscribing their kids up for Twitter accounts
Okay, this has been bothering me ENORMOUSLY. I talk about racism a LOT. I also blog a lot. For the entire duration of my social justice life I have never […]
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This Tuesday, you probably saw your Facebook and Twitter feeds filling up with one resounding message: Let’s talk. Specifically, “Bell Let’s Talk,” the telecom’s mental health awareness campaign. This is the fourth year that Bell is donating five cents for […]
By drawing similarities between Facebook’s rapid adoption and the proliferation of an infectious disease, researchers at Princeton have devised a model that predicts Facebook will lose 80% of its users by 2017.Read more…
TORONTO – A survey of more than 5,400 Canadian kids in grades 4 through…
Yesterday, we learned the ins and outs of pushing your new posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Today, we continue our tour of the Publicize universe with the three other social networks you can connect to from your WordPress.com account: LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Path. The ability to share your content …
Foolish human! You can’t, as the appropriately ordered phrase has it, have your cake and eat it too. (Most of you lower primates get that backwards.) If you are going to be a shameless performer on Twitter, then you don’t … Continue reading →
Lisa Adams is a stay-at-home mom who maintains a personal blog about her years-long struggle with breast cancer. But last week, two writers — Bill and Emma Keller — wrote opinion pieces in the Guardian and New York Times criticizing Adams for being too public about her pain.
It’s not quite as compelling video as the behind-the-scenes look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched his own version of 24 Seven. The Prime Minister’s Office posted Thursday episode 1 […]
SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo is leaning more heavily on its recent acquisitions of technology…
An anonymous hacker group recently posted the personal information of 4.5 million Snapchat users to the now suspended domain name, snapchatdb.info. According to Mashable, the site, which has since been pulled from the internet, included the following message: “You are downloading 4.6 […]
After a puppy was set on fire with hot tar and badly burned, Saskatchewanians are taking to social media to support the little pup. Fondly named by his rescuers as Nero, the white puppy was found severely burned at a … Continue Reading
Dear Readers: This is perhaps one of the worst cases of outright, sickening, disgusting, attempts at dis-information that your shocked reporter has ever seen! Remember Omar Khadr, that Canadian terrorist wanna-be who killed an American soldier, and spent years in Guantanamo Bay prison for it? Well, kids, his lawyer is now saying that the whole […]
Have you ever created a Facebook message or post but then decided to delete it before hitting the send/post button? Maybe you decided your Facebook friends really don’t want to see yet another picture of your cat, or that they […]
It’s an old story for many hockey parents: your kid plays poorly, he gets bullied by overly aggressive boneheaded fellow parents. Or the referee or linesman makes a dumb call and gets hectored mercilessly by the opposing team’s parents and […]
UPDATE: “We have decided to revert the change after receiving feedback from many users,” announced Twitter on Thursday night, “we never want to introduce features at the cost of users feeling less safe.” The original story is below: Blocking someone […]
A new kind of political donation is emerging in Canada. It’s called the Facebook like, and it’s changing the way politics and social change operate.
Over the last few years, Facebook has begun charging organizations to share their content on the news feeds of their followers and their followers’ friends.
The cost of airing a TV commercial is between two and five cents per estimated viewer. The cost of advertising on Facebook is about the same.
However, content can still be shared on Facebook the old fashioned way. When a friend likes your post, your post is more likely to show up in your friend’s feed, and the feeds of your friend’s friends.
SAN FRANCISCO – Tumblr is where the Internet’s cool kids hang out. That’s why…
A man who attempted suicide by taking sleeping pills and lighting his dorm room on fire — and streamed video of the event online — is likely a 20-year-old student at the University of Guelph. On Saturday evening, a man … Continue Reading
He invited world leaders to his G20 summit, and then allowed the Americans to spy on them. He had his CSEC agents spy on the Brazilians.
He has just unveiled a Trojan horse cyber-bullying bill that would allow police easy access to our so-called metadata, the records that internet service providers and phone companies keep on our every call and email.
And now I see Stephen Harper is taking his Big Brother tendencies to a whole new level, with a plan to monitor our social media.
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He invited world leaders to his G20 summit, and then allowed the Americans to spy on them. He had his CSEC agents spy on the Brazilians. He has just unveiled a Trojan horse cyber-bullying bill that would allow police easy access to our so-called metadata, the records that internet service providers and phone companies keep on our every call and email.And now I see Stephen Harper is taking his Big Brother tendencies to a whole new level, with a plan to monitor our social media. Read more »
This is an updated version of the talk I presented at the the eighth annual Municipal Communication Conference in Toronto, November 2013. I use social media regularly and frequently. As a politician, that makes me either very brave or very stupid. But I’ve been doing this for the last 30 years, long before I […]
Leave it to one misplaced tweet by a member of the federal cabinent to make the case that the Tories are out to get labour unions. Earlier this week Minister of Labour Jason Kenney tweeted, then quickly deleted, his thoughts on working with his apparently non-unionized staff.
It’s interesting how 140 characters can betray so much about the writer.
For instance, we now know that Kenney at the very least promotes the idea that unionized workers are somehow lazier or less willing to work late than others. I’m sure the many unionized staff of other MPs might take issue with that assertion. Hopefully, Kenney’s staff was being adequately compensated for their late night work session.
A Manitoba mother was surprised last year when her kids came home from daycare with note informing her she’d be fined because the lunch she’d packed for them—complete with homemade roast beef, potatoes, carrots, an orange and milk—was unbalanced. And … Continue Reading
KUWAIT CITY – A rights activist in Kuwait says an appeals court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence against a social media commentator for posts considered offensive to Islam and the rulers of fellow Gulf states Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. … Continue Reading