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More Than 57K People Call On Apple To Cancel Its Spyware Plan

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 5:52 am | OpenMedia

Petition signers urge Apple to recommit to its pledge to privacy and security September 8, 2021 — In response to Apple’s plan to add surveillance features that will scan photos uploaded to iCloud Photos and iMessage images sent or received by child ... More >>

Today’s CRTC Ruling On Wholesale Internet Rates Most Anti-consumer Decision On Record

Friday, 28 May 2021, 10:57 am | OpenMedia

CRTC sides firmly with Big Telecom, undermining any chance for choice, affordability, and the success of small providers Today the CRTC released its final decision on the wholesale rates that smaller providers pay to access Internet services from incumbent ... More >>

National Day Of Action Raises Alarm Against Dangerous Website Blocking Proposal

Friday, 28 May 2021, 6:48 am | OpenMedia

Today civil society and the public are speaking out across Canada to defend access to the internet May 27, 2021 — Today civil society groups and concerned members of the public are taking part in a National Day of Action against the federal government’s ... More >>

Over 61,000 Petition Signers Call On Federal Government To Block Rogers-Shaw Buyout

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 5:25 am | OpenMedia

Joint civil society statement warns of higher prices and less consumer choice if Rogers is allowed to buy competitor Shaw. May 7, 2021 — Today, 7 civil society organizations issued a joint statement calling on the federal government to step ... More >>

National Day Of Action Demands Affordable Internet For Everyone In Canada

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 6:59 am | OpenMedia

Advocates, academics, and companies come together to call on federal government and CRTC to deliver lower prices March 16, 2021 – Today, over two-dozen civil society and social justice groups, policy experts, activists, independent ISPs, and thousands ... More >>

Advocates Welcome Major Overhaul To Canada’s Privacy Law

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 8:26 am | OpenMedia

Today Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains introduced Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 , which promises to considerably strengthen Canada's private sector privacy legislation. The introduction of binding enforcement ... More >>

Government’s Universal Broadband Fund Finally Announced

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 7:55 am | OpenMedia

Today the Government of Canada announced the opening of applications for the $1.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund (UBF). First announced in March 2019, the UBF has been a long-awaited funding mechanism to help bridge the digital divide in Canada, ... More >>

OpenMedia’s Comments On Federal Cabinet Decision In Wholesale Internet Rates Appeal

Sunday, 16 August 2020, 7:21 am | OpenMedia

In a decision released early this morning, the federal cabinet has declined to overrule a 2019 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) decision to lower the wholesale rates charged by the large, incumbent telecom providers to smaller, ... More >>

New Internet Performance Data Shows Federal Government Failing Rural Canada

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 7:11 am | OpenMedia

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) released new data from its Internet Performance Test, which demonstrated Canada’s rural-urban digital divide is significantly growing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet advocates are incredibly ... More >>

OpenMedia Calls For Federal Investigation Of Today’s Internet Outage

Friday, 7 August 2020, 7:51 am | OpenMedia

At approximately 11:40 AM EDT on Thursday critical network infrastructure run by Bell and Telus failed across Ontario and Québec, stranding millions of Eastern Canadians without Internet connections during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What ... More >>

Over 75 Organizations, Experts Call For Ban On Police Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 7:11 am | OpenMedia

Today, OpenMedia, along with more than 30 other organizations, and dozens of experts, issued a joint statement calling for an immediate ban on the use of facial recognition surveillance by all federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies in Canada. ... More >>

Big Telecom asks Trudeau to reject affordable Internet

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:49 am | OpenMedia

November 13, 2019 — Today Bell has asked the Trudeau government to overturn the CRTC’s August decision that lowered wholesale Internet rates and reimbursed smaller providers for being grossly overcharged for years. If the Trudeau government were ... More >>

Bell turns its back on rural Canada, rescinding promises

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 8:35 am | OpenMedia

AUGUST 19, 2019 — Today Bell Canada announced that it will be reducing its investment in rural broadband Internet by 20%, leaving up to 200,000 households behind. The announcement comes on the heels of last week’s CRTC decision that found telecom ... More >>

Vancouver Airport rejects ads informing travellers of their

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 11:16 am | OpenMedia

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has rejected ads from OpenMedia aiming to inform travellers of their rights when it comes to having their digital devices searched at the border. More >>

Canada signs Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:06 am | OpenMedia

March 8, 2018 – Today, leaders from 11 of the original signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed a modified version of the original agreement now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) ... More >>

Increase transparency around cellphone surveillance tools

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:29 am | OpenMedia

Privacy Commissioner’s report calls on the RCMP to increase transparency around the use of cellphone surveillance tools More >>

Impacts of NAFTA on digital rights

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:14 pm | OpenMedia

Civil society urges trade decision-makers to consider the impacts of NAFTA on digital rights Organizations from Mexico, Canada and the United States highlight the need for increased transparency and urge the exclusion of intellectual property provisions More >>

Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 10:00 am | OpenMedia

OpenMedia joins Massive Internet-Wide Day of Action to defend Net Neutrality and prevent Internet Slow Lanes More >>

Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 9:27 am | OpenMedia

As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canada’s future trade relationships More >>

MTS takeover will harm middle class consumers & businesses

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 10:33 am | OpenMedia

Merger will result in higher telecom costs in one of the few provinces with affordable rates, reinforcing calls to encourage competition by structurally separating the networks More >>