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Telemarketer’s bane

October 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

It’s been almost a month since the launch of Canada’s National Do Not Call List. If you signed up on September 30th, your right to slam a deviant telemarketer will kick in this October 30th. Sweet. When will companies learn that people telemarketing is the second most hated form of privacy invasion on this planet […]

Tags: marketing · politics · resources

Internet privacy saves lives

February 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

It doesn’t matter how many firewalls, P2P filters, script blockers, or spyware  removers you use, the one giveaway to your identity on the Internet is your IP address. Those numbers will trumpet your location to whoever’s interested, which is why you’ll often see annoying ads like “Find friends in (insert your city here) now!” This […]

Tags: politics · software · technology

iPod levy rejected

January 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’re a wannabe iPod disciple and the rumour of an iPod levy had you on your knees praying for an intervention, your prayers have been answered. Canada’s federal court told the Canadian Copyright Board they had “no authority” to impose the levy, according to this CBC News article. Well, this is good news indeed. […]

Tags: politics · technology

iPod price hike?

December 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

You may be aware of Canada’s Private Copyright Collective, the organization responsible for the ridiculous levy on blank audio cassettes and CDs. Now this collective is lobbying hard for a levy on recording devices such as MP3 players, cellphones, computers, and anything you can record with basically. Their argument is that just because you can […]

Tags: politics · technology

Four more cents

November 9th, 2007 · Comments Off

The Writer’s Guild of America are striking, but do you know why? Check out this three-minute video clip for an explanation. Or you could just watch more re-runs and hope that your favourite show will come back…eventually.    Electronic rights for authors seems a fair deal, but lets be honest – These guys are making a lot […]

Tags: politics · writing