Issues Pages: Technology

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Philip Lee | Understanding the behind-the-scenes of how the internet and digital technologies function, including issues of privacy, security, and surveillance, has to be a part of public education.
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Rick Salutin | There's good reason to be gloomy about tech. Yet here we are, (at least somewhat) saved by the tech. It surely wasn't the politicians, largely mediocre, with their mixed bags of MDs and generals.
Book Review
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Cristina D'Amico | Ronald Deibert's "Reset" presents a chilling portrait of our current communications infrastructure, but his solution misses the mark.
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Joe Masoodi | Uncovering the silent role that surveillance technologies play in structural racism and police brutality must be an important part of conversations about policing.
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Philip Lee | Intrusive monitoring tools adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic may further normalize the surveillance of individuals by governments and private entities.
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Philip Lee | The right to communicate is never more urgent than when lives and livelihoods are at stake because access to trustworthy information and news is blocked.
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Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update | COVID-19 has exposed how the growing digital divide in Canada is leaving communities behind.
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Victoria Henry, Digital Freedom Update | Privacy experts are already sounding the alarm on contact tracing apps. Location data, if gathered, can reveal sensitive, private information about peoples' lives.
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Philip Lee | 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.
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Matt Hatfield, Digital Freedom Update | 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.
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Pro Bono, Michael Hackl | Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders recently admitted officers used facial recognition technology called Clearview AI, which mines social media for billions of personal photos.
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Rick Salutin | 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.