2017 was a rollercoaster for internet advocates worldwide, filled with both exciting, hard-won victories and devastating decisions that will have ramifications as we come into the new year.
A concerning rise in phone searches this year shows that Canadian and U.S. law see no difference between searching your suitcase and searching your cell phone or laptop.
Net neutrality has become the banner waved by those trying to save the unique virtues of the internet. Unfortunately, there's more gatekeeping on the internet than just by ISPs.
If the developers of new technology don't have a worldview that encompasses the society beyond R&D labs, their blindspot will mean that all but the most affluent will be stumbling about.
In a win for digital rights advocates, the Canadian government took a strong stance on the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter despite strong pressure from other nations to rush through with the deal.
Leveraging the power of social media has been a key way smaller social justice campaigns have successful amplified their voice, and larger campaigns have unified the personal experience of struggle.
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Open Media is raising the alarm about a few international threats
The U.S. president has revived the fear of a nuclear holocaust for a new generation.
Scientists have fought back against irrationalism. They also need to fight against corruption in their own ranks
Digital rights and the government's proposed reforms to Bill C-51 are top of mind for many Canadians as the House of Commons resumes for its fall session.