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Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

March 17th, 2012 03:05 admin View Comments

Canada

silentbrad writes “An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they’d revealed they would not vote Conservative. Although the Conservative Party has denied any involvement in the calls, these new details suggest that the misleading calls relied on data gathered by, and carefully guarded by, the Conservative Party. Known as ‘CIMS,’ the database assigns a ‘smiley’ face to supporters, and a ‘sad’ face to non-Conservatives. Liberal and NDP politicians say it would make no sense to call randomly, since many of the voters misled would be Conservatives.”

Source: Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

March 17th, 2012 03:05 admin View Comments

Canada

silentbrad writes “An investigation by CBC News has turned up voters all over Canada who say the reason they got robocalls sending them to fictitious polling stations was that they’d revealed they would not vote Conservative. Although the Conservative Party has denied any involvement in the calls, these new details suggest that the misleading calls relied on data gathered by, and carefully guarded by, the Conservative Party. Known as ‘CIMS,’ the database assigns a ‘smiley’ face to supporters, and a ‘sad’ face to non-Conservatives. Liberal and NDP politicians say it would make no sense to call randomly, since many of the voters misled would be Conservatives.”

Source: Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID’d As Non-Tories

Pirate Party of Canada Promises VPN For Freedom

April 23rd, 2011 04:24 admin View Comments

Privacy

An anonymous reader writes “The Pirate Party of Canada has announced that it will extend a VPN originally set up to allow people in Tunisia to browse freely while internet censorship was imposed there. Canada may soon be added to that list since the ruling Conservative Party has vowed to introduce a bill that would provide unprecedented systematic interception and monitoring of Canadians’ personal communications. So the Pirate Party of Canada has announced it will extend that service to Canadians.”

Source: Pirate Party of Canada Promises VPN For Freedom

Digital Economy Bill Passed In the UK

April 8th, 2010 04:34 admin View Comments

Grey Loki writes “The UK government forced through the controversial digital economy bill with the aid of the Conservative party last night, attaining a crucial third reading – which means it will get royal assent and become law – after just two hours of debate in the Commons.”

Source: Digital Economy Bill Passed In the UK

DMCA Amendment Proposed For UK

March 4th, 2010 03:06 admin View Comments

Grumbleduke writes “During today’s debate in the UK’s House of Lords on the much-criticized Digital Economy Bill the unpopular Clause 17 (that would have allowed the government to alter copyright law much more easily than it currently can) was voted out in favor of a DMCA-style take-down system for websites and ISPs. The new amendment known as 120A sets up a system whereby a copyright owner could force an ISP to block certain websites who allegedly host or link to infringing material or face being taken before the High Court and made to pay the copyright owner’s legal fees. This amendment was tabled by the Liberal Democrat party who had so far been seen as the defenders of the internet and with the Conservative party supporting them. The UK’s Pirate Party and Open Rights Group have both strongly criticized this new amendment.”

Source: DMCA Amendment Proposed For UK