COVID-19 has exposed how the growing digital divide in Canada is leaving communities behind.
Privacy experts are already sounding the alarm on contact tracing apps. Location data, if gathered, can reveal sensitive, private information about peoples' lives.
In Canada, privacy advocates are urging vigilance, noting that the feds and some provincial governments have not ruled out digital tracking of citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
We cannot allow lack of access, unaffordable service, restrictive data caps or slow speeds to further marginalize Canada's most vulnerable populations during a time of social distancing.
Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders recently admitted officers used facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, which mines social media for billions of personal photos.
It's necessary from time to time to update the enemies list. Enemies are harder to identify when they come in casual, tech-ish garb, like Google and Uber.
Big Telecom is fighting tooth and nail to reverse a landmark CRTC decision that already lowered internet prices in Canada. But we can still stop them.
About 96 per cent of Canadians are now connected to the internet, but a digital divide still exists.
It's not an either/or -- Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville talk about the film 'And We Go Green,' exploring how electric cars can preserve the sport of racing and also cut down emissions.
Democracies are experiencing a crisis of trust, fuelled not only by the actions of those who seek to manipulate us but also by those who manage the networks that claim to enhance our lives.