Canadians should demand more from government in reigning in electronic spying and cyber-policing. But we should also, as citizens, subscribers, and users, demand more from our internet and telecommunication service providers.
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Source: Graham Cluley, Naked Security
Fabio Assolini, a researcher for Kaspersky Labs, gave a fascinating presentation at the Virus Bulletin conference in Dallas last week, describing how more than 4.5 million home DSL routers in Brazil were found to have been silently hacked by cybercriminals last year.
Source: Lisa Goldman, Tech President
Access to the Internet and mobile phones is extremely limited in Burma, but there have been some recent changes in government policy, according to a Freedom House report.
Source :T. Ramachandran, The Hindu
Restrictions on access to Internet content through government action or court rulings in India seem to have affected not only netizens of the country but also those in faraway Oman.
Source: Megan Geuss, Ars technica
Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week.
Source: Al Arabiya
Iran’s telecommunications ministry has barred local banks, insurance firms and telephone operators from using foreign-sourced emails to communicate with clients, a specialist weekly said on Saturday.
Source: Declan McCullagh, CNet
Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance.
Source: Grant Gross, CSO
A group of U.S. Internet service providers, including the four largest, have committed to taking new steps to combat three major cybersecurity threats, based on recommendations from a U.S. Federal Communications Commission advisory committee.
Source: Michael Geist
While the bill includes some detail on surveillance capability requirements, perhaps the most dangerous provision is Section 14, which gives the government a stunning array of powers.
Source: Jameson Berkow, National Post
Canadian providers of Internet service are not “broadcasting undertakings,” the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday, and will therefore not be required to help finance Canadian content.