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There’s a good chance your new car is going to be spying on you. Modern vehicles are powerful data-scraping machines, warns a group of B.C. privacy advocates, and Canada urgently needs to regulate what companies can do with the information cars send them. The British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) published a 123-page report Wednesday, detailing what your vehicle might know about you and who can access that information. The report details its concerns about how much information it is tracking, including knowing nearly every part of your life by tracking your […]

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An update on global ID

Half a century ago people had to be reassured their social security card was not being used for identification. Now there are federally standardized and globally synchronized ID cards, government-sponsored online ID projects, DNA databases, and even secret databases of your newborn baby’s genetic information and nobody bats an eyelid. How did we get here, and how can we break this conditioning? Source. Tweet

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The new “Hello Barbie,” continues to make the news as privacy advocates are concerned about its features. Barbie connects to Wi-Fi and records children’s voice commands. Those commands are sent to an external server to improve voice command tech. the creepiness is in the fact that it’s getting to know children on a very personal level. The Campaign For a Commercial-Free Childhood view the new Barbie as the start of a new trend in marketing privacy children. Imagine your children playing with a Wi-Fi-connected doll that records their conversations–and then transmits them to a corporation […]

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Who will watch the spies?

Momentum is building to #RejectFear and stop theHarper Conservative‚Äôs reckless, vague and unnecessary ‘Secret Police’ bill before they can rush it into law. We’ve got a plan to stop this bill from passing without major changes and proper oversight – and it starts with making sure that people from all across Canada see a new video that shows just how high the stakes are. Source. Tweet

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