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Canada Is Considering Spying on Kids to Stop Cyberbullying

This doesn’t seem like a great idea.
Jordan Pearson
4.26.16
americas

Canadian Revenge Porn Victims Can Now Sue — But Only in One Province

Manitoba has became the first Canadian province to allow victims of revenge porn or anyone whose intimate photos or videos are shared without their permission to sue the perpetrators.
Tamara Khandaker
1.19.16
americas

Free Expression Has Trounced a Law Against Online Harassment in Canada

The Cyber-safety Act was passed in the wake of the highly-publicized death of Rehtaeh Parsons, who attempted suicide and later died after she was relentlessly harassed by her peers, who circulated a photo she alleged showed her being raped.
Hilary Beaumont
12.11.15
americas

Rehtaeh Parsons’ Death Inspired a Cyberbullying Law in Canada — But Does It Hurt Free Speech?

The case of two feuding businessmen, one alleging the other “cyber-bullied” him, is raising new questions about the broadness of Nova Scotia’s Cyber-Safety Act.
Hilary Beaumont
8.27.15
Stuff

Hero Woman Refuses to Be Shamed After Her Public Threesome Goes Viral

When women are caught being sexual on the internet, it's still up to them to find a way to control their own stories.
Sarah Ratchford
7.15.15
News

The Man Who Texted a Photo of Himself Having Sex with a Girl While She Vomited Isn't Getting Any Jail Time

The 20-year-old, whose case was made famous thanks to an Anonymous campaign, will be getting 12 months probation.
Hilary Beaumont
1.16.15
nsa

Canada's Conservatives Are Using Cyberbullying to Normalize Online Surveillance

A new law proposed in Canada purports to crack down on "cyberbullies" — but it also targets terrorists and those who steal cable TV signals.
Patrick McGuire
12.3.13
News

Canada's Conservatives Are Using Cyberbullying to Normalize Online Surveillance

A new law is being proposed that would supposedly crack down on "cyberbullies," but its language also targets terrorists and those who steal cable TV signals. This appears to be the latest trojan horse maneuver by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's...
Patrick McGuire
11.25.13
News

Inside Anonymous’s Operation to Out Rehtaeh Parsons’s Rapists

In the wake of Rehtaeh Parson's suicide, Anonymous is threatening Nova Scotia's authorities. They say they will release the names of those they believe to be guilty of raping Parson. We spoke to an organizer of that particular Anonymous-led operation...
Patrick McGuire
4.12.13
News

The RCMP Is Failing to Protect Teenage Girls

Rehtaeh Parsons, a teenage girl from Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday after a failed suicide attempt. Her mother believes being raped by four teenage boys led to her death. The RCMP has been unable to arrest anyone in connection to the...
Ian Borsuk
4.10.13