Christopher Malmo

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Tim Hortons Stops Running Enbridge's Ads Following Public Backlash

Canadians want their corporate coffee to be energy-company-free, eh?
Christopher Malmo
6.4.15
News

Canada Is Signing Up to Get Sued by More Foreign Corporations

Wikileaks reveals Canada is on deck to face lawsuits from more foreign corporations thanks to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Christopher Malmo
3.27.15
News

The Canadian Government Is Pushing Back Against Warning Letters for Illegal Downloading

It's not much and it's coming far later than even ISPs and Industry Canada wanted, but at least they're doing something.
Christopher Malmo
1.13.15
News

We’re at a Turning Point in Canada for Illegal Downloading

More and more Canadians will be receiving warning letters in 2015 if and when they're caught torrenting a Vin Diesel movie. This coincides with new legislation that could allow personal subscriber information to be divulged from an ISP to a copyright...
Christopher Malmo
12.22.14
News

Canadian Cops Can Now Search Your Phone if You’ve Been Arrested, so Slap a Password on It

Following a Supreme Court ruling, Canadian police can search your phone and computer when they arrest you. Even if you're released without charge or trial.
Christopher Malmo
12.12.14
Food

Blame Canada's Dairy Cartel for Our Expensive Milk and Cheese

Canada's Dairy Council makes sure that all of our milky and cheesy goodness stays expensive. Did you know that? Probably not, right?
Christopher Malmo
9.4.14
News

The Harper Government’s Surveillance and Cyberbullying Bill Could Hurt Canadian Tech Firms

Some experts say that the Conservative government's new cyberbullying bill—which opens businesses up to warrantless data disclosures—may be scaring tech companies off from investing in Canada.
Christopher Malmo
8.6.14
News

The Canadian Government Is Playing Hide and Seek with the TPP

The TPP is the secretive trade deal that promises to free up more Canadian meat exports to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region in exchange for restrictions on internet freedom and environmental regulation, among other conditions. And right now, leaders...
Christopher Malmo
7.9.14
News

If You Care About Privacy, TISA Is the Latest Thing That Should Concern You

Wikileaks recently released a draft text from the negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement, a 50-country trade deal currently under secret negotiation. The text has rankled privacy advocates—who say the US is arguing for the right for financial...
Christopher Malmo
6.23.14
News

Conservatives Won’t Listen to Their Own Privacy Expert on Surveillance Bill

The Harper government's new choice for Privacy Commissioner has privacy advocates concerned for a number of reasons, chief among them the government actually ignoring its own selection committee's recommendation and the new commish's inexperience with...
Christopher Malmo
6.4.14
News

The TPP Might Ruin Internet Freedom, but We’ll Export More Canadian Meat to Japan

Canada's active interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will likely lead to draconian intellectual property laws that will handcuff Canada's digital innovation. Some experts believe that the TPP will only improve our GDP by 0.36, so is this...
Christopher Malmo
5.13.14
News

The TPP Is Going Nowhere Fast

The TPP isn't your average agreement—it's a trade deal with a giant side of policy laundering. In addition to some tariff cuts, the TPP contains a number of frightening provisions that would hurt the environment, restrict access to lifesaving drugs...
Christopher Malmo
4.28.14
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