Canada's Bill C-30 is a piece of legislation written by the conservative party that would turn the Internet into a giant spying machine. It would also require ISPs to make the needed changes to allow for this. As this article in the Huffington Post points out, Canadian Telecom giants are not impressed:
The price tag for carriers could be significant, and it's unclear what kind of compensation will be offered, said Bernard Lord, president of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.
"These new undertakings could generate significant costs, and the question remains whether the government will compensate those costs," Lord said in an interview.
The association represents companies including Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Telus, which provide wireless services to millions of Canadians.
"I don't think we should ask law-abiding citizens that are using Internet services or wireless services to pay more on their bills because the government decides that the police needs extra tools to investigate," Lord said.
I'm concerned: when the major telecommunication players who usually milk their users for every dime possible while providing the shittiest service in the world are concerned about this, you know for sure that this piece of legislation is downright awful.
|"A platform secretly run by the U.S. government could not become a major social network in Cuba without being exposed at some point."|
|Police Arrest Woman Who Was Wrongly Identified Through Facebook|
|“An intentionally false representation of real life on social media.”|
|When Law Enforcement Asks Facebook For Your Information, This is What Facebook Sends Back|
|"With the advent of the Internet, grandparents are slowly becoming obsolete."|
|“It knows the very contours of my face.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“They created a dictatorship without mercy.”|
|If Sir David Attenborough Restored Vintage Toys|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|Fake Name Generator|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”|
|Darth Vader Surfing|