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Always more

In his recent column on Bill C-51, Thomas Walkom writes: On Friday, Harper was asked whether his new bill could have prevented either of last fall’s attacks on soldiers in Ottawa and Quebec. He said he wasn’t sure. It was … Continue reading

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Harper seeks to destroy our rights so jihadists can’t

Harper says his new bill is needed to protect “rights that violent jihadism seeks to destroy.” In other words, his strategy is to really strip us of rights to prevent jihadists from someday maybe possibly destroying our rights. The bill, … Continue reading

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Harper government seeks to use Ottawa tragedy to strengthen powers of surveillance, detention, and arrest

This is insane: Sources suggest the government is likely to bring in new hate speech legislation that would make it illegal to claim terrorist acts are justified online. The Prime Minister told the House of Commons on Thursday that Canada’s … Continue reading

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Pause électorale

Aucun commentateur sérieux ne remettrait en question le fait qu’on est en démocratie et qu’on est libres. Comme dire que le ciel est bleu. Mais que veulent dire ces mots aujourd’hui? Que dit-on lorsqu’on dit qu’on vit en «démocratie»? Qu’entend-on … Continue reading

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Why it’s hard to get people to care about privacy

Daniel J. Solove, “Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security,” Yale University Press, 2011: In many instances, privacy is threatened not by a single egregious act but by the accretion of a slow series of relatively minor … Continue reading

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Nothing to hide

Often people say they don’t worry about surveillance because they have “nothing to hide.” But whether you have “nothing to hide” is not up to you to judge. If an algorithm decides you’re involved in “suspicious activity,” or if a … Continue reading

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Lectures du lundi matin

  85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world (Guardian) Obama’s NSA speech: review without review, reform without reform (Hugh) What Obama really meant was… (Chris Hedges) Obama’s NSA ‘reforms’ are little more than a PR attempt … Continue reading

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