Yearly Archives: 2002

Canadian Student Oyssey "Into America"

Canadian Press Review of Into America, printed in the Toronto Star and the Waterloo Record TORONTO (CP) – From the Liberty Bell to Ground Zero, from CNN headquarters to a gun-firing range, five Canadian university students went in search of America. What they found and how it affected them is chronicled in Into America, a […]

Into America Premier Tonight (Dec 31st) 8pm TVO

Five students and their prof travel across 26 states in 21 days to explore the myths and realities of the USA in this Citizen Lab produced documentary series. For more about Into America, go here.

Intrernet Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks (Canadian Press)

Story number 186,543 that says more or less the same thing quoting the same cast of “experts.” And we’re still waiting. I wish someone with some credible expertise would weigh in on the prospects here of something real actually happening.

Year in Privacy: Citizens Lose

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin. Lauren Weinstein comments in Wired on the state of priviacy in 2002

Citizen Lab in article on WSD

A little report by Neil Hrab from on some of the jusifications for WSD and a review of some of this year’s action in Toronto. For his part, Ronald Deibert hopes WSD will provoke people to “think about the consequences” of the “anti-terrorist legislation passed all over the industrialized world” in the wake of […]

Dept of Commerce meeting on Internet Security Open to the Public (Federal Register)

I found this item on Slashdot. I’m assuming by “public” it means Americans only…..You can ask Wanda.

Broadband Stomp On Consumer Rights (Wash Post)

More on the ways in which the entertainment industry’s plans for broadband delivery of services may stifle the free exchange of ideas and raise costs.

A Peek into Internet "Peering" (Washington Post)

The Internet, as the name suggests but users often forget, is a system of interconnecting networks. Data pass between users by moving from one telecommunications network to another until they reach their destination.

Gazette: Orwell's prophecies ring true

Orwell’s prophecies ring true 1984 came and went without producing the brutal Big Brother dictatorship the novel predicted, but perhaps that’s just because we’ve found subtler ways to crush the human spirit and enforce conformity

China has closed 3,300 Internet Cafes since June 2002

A brief item from the Globe and Mail on the number of Internet Cafe’s China has shut down since a June fire resulted in new regulations.