Vigil for Paris terrorist attacks

Post Paris, Are Canada's Internet Privacy Laws at Risk?

Attacks may renew calls to go beyond Bill C-51 and restrict encryption technologies.

By Michael Geist, 24 Nov 2015

'Made in America'

Why TPP Is a Canadian Digital Policy Failure

American-style copyright extension, digital lock rules may hamstring our innovation sector.

By Michael Geist, 17 Nov 2015

Calais camp

After Paris, Hoax Hunters Show Us How It's Done

As attacks unfolded, journalists put these evolving verification techniques in action.

By Sarah Berman, 16 Nov 2015

Globe and Mail paywall

Copyright Case Spotlights Canada's Digital Lock Problem

How circumventing a news paywall became an $11,470 infringement lawsuit.

By Michael Geist, 10 Nov 2015


Meet Five Rookie Women MPs Who Are Plenty Qualified for Cabinet

Think appointments should be based on merit? Fine, let's review.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 3 Nov 2015

Recent Mediacheck: Computers, Technology, Digital Media, Law and Policy in Canada

Justin Trudeau with the cast of CBC's 'The Book of Negroes'

Under Trudeau, a Battle over Internet and Cultural Policy Looms

At stake: are web companies cultural distributors? Should they pay broadcast contributions?

By Michael Geist, 3 Nov 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

C-51, TPP Top List of 'Real Change' Tech Priorities

Digital policies took election backseat, but action expected early in Trudeau's term.

By Michael Geist, 27 Oct 2015


Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?

When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know.

By Paul Willcocks, 19 Oct 2015


Strategic Deal in 16 Key Ridings Can Scuttle Harper: Tech Pro

Data cruncher details how parties, voters could work together to beat Tories.

By David Beers, 10 Oct 2015

Cartoon about Donald Trump

Donald Trump Versus... Wait, Bernie Who?

They're two 'upstarts,' equally popular with their base. But you wouldn't know it from Canadian media.

By Donald Gutstein, 8 Oct 2015

Economy debate

Why Wouldn't a Public Broadcaster Air a National Election Debate?

But CBC refused, and that's not the only odd choice it made this campaign.

By Michael Geist, 6 Oct 2015


Six Ways Tories Are Cribbing Christy Clark's Campaign

Does 'career politician' sound familiar? That’s a jab from the BC Liberal playbook.

By Bob Mackin, 3 Oct 2015


Still Time to Make Affordable Internet an Election Issue

For starters: where do parties stand on universal web access?

By Michael Geist, 30 Sep 2015


'Media Is Our Last Line of Defence': Mohamed Fahmy

Freed from Egyptian jail threat, reporter discusses return to BC and press freedom fight.

By David P. Ball, 26 Sep 2015

Dancing baby video

The Dancing Baby Video that Changed Copyright Law

Mom appealed and won eight-year court battle protecting internet freedom this week.

By Michael Geist, 22 Sep 2015

Harper debate screencap

Some Context for Twitter's 'Old Stock Canadians' Backlash

Yes, it's a term that's popped up before, but not alongside loaded (and bogus) refugee claims.

By Sarah Berman, 18 Sep 2015


Four Reasons to Stop Sharing Nationwide Election Polls

They're misleading and unhelpful, so post riding-level data instead.

By Heather Libby, 16 Sep 2015

Clouds on a laptop

Fall Election Presents Three Internet Privacy Futures

Here's why Canadians should press candidates about warrantless data access.

By Michael Geist, 15 Sep 2015

Globe & Mail spread from 1984

Cheaper, Faster, Truthier: The Rise of Election Polls

Echoed from one paper to another, horserace surveys miss key question: 'Why?'

By Luke Savage, 11 Sep 2015

Earl Cowan

Harper's Mob Problem

A communications expert ponders those 'vetted' election stop crowds that snarl and curse.

By Matthew Hays, 10 Sep 2015

While We Fix Canada, Let's Fix Our Media, Too

Become a Tyee Builder and bring stronger independent media to Canada.

By Jeanette Ageson


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