Thursday, October 27, 2011

Privacy Concerns

If you follow the Stop the Spying link below, you will be able to find a lot more information on the Governments upcoming Bill to allow access to your online information without any legal oversight. No warrants required, all that will be required to get all your online info will be a simple request from “approved” agencies/people.

Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner today wrote an open letter to Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety expressing concerns regarding the legislation.

“Despite repeated calls, no systematic case has yet been made to justify the extent of the new investigative capabilities that would have been created by the bills. Canadian authorities have yet to provide the public with evidence to suggest that CSIS or Canadian police cannot perform their duties under the current regime.   One-off cases and isolated incidents should not prove the rule, nor should exigent or emergency circumstances, for which there are already Criminal Code provisions.”

The enitire letter can be read here : Letter to Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews

Please show your support at: OpenMedia.ca Stop Spying

JJ

Friday, October 7, 2011

The one that started it all.

I have been sorting through some stuff as of late and I have been reminiscing.
It's interesting where life takes you and what happens along the way.
So I thought I would share.
This is my first autograph.
Circa 1982.
I was working in Jasper, Alberta at a cool little spot overlooking the river.
One morning everyone was abuzz that a tv star was staying in one of the cabins.
Gary Sandy star of WKRP in Cincinnati.
Of course we were told to give him his privacy, which we did but when he walked into the front office cabin I just couldn't resist and had to ask for his autograph. Little did I know that that chance meeting and my courage to ask for an autograph would one day lead me to my proudest star encounter moment when I stood in front of Keith Richards and asked him for his autograph.
One of many experiences I would like to share with you my reader whomever you may be.
I like to think of it as my time capsule. Not only filled with chance star encounters but just cool things that have happened in my life because I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
I hope you find it interesting I know I have.

TS


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

(UN)Lawful Access

Michael Geist has a great post today on the pending Lawful Access legislation and what it really means.

 

(un)LAWFUL ACCESS from The New Transparency on Vimeo.

 

Cheers
JJ

Link: (Un)Lawful Access