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no privacy right in identity linked to ip address

The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in R v. Ward earlier today. The case involved the conviction of a worthless low-life pedophile by the name of David Ward. The police were able to find him due, in part,

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buying illegal drugs on the internet

I suppose that headline is also found in quite a bit of spam. Oh well. I read with interest this story in Forbes about how the Silk Road site is facilitating about $2 million a month in illegal drug sales

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who invented the internet

Had been planning just to tweet this now (someone old) story in the Wall Street Journal about Who Really Invented the Internet but thought I’d comment just a bit. The opinion piece is written by Gordon Crovitz, who seems to have some

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electronic document regulations for financial institutions finalized

Earlier this year (May 8 to be precise), the Canadian federal government published some draft regulations relat­ing to the use of elec­tronic doc­u­ments by fed­er­ally reg­u­lated fin­an­cial insti­tu­tions. You can find a rather brief summary in an earlier post, along

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draft electronic document regulations for financial institutions published

Last week (May 8 to be exact) the federal government published draft regulations relating to the use of electronic documents by federally regulated financial institutions. These regulations are part of a process that began in 2005 to harmonize and modernize

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anonymous e-mailers, forum posters, meet norwich orders

A very nice summary of a recent Ontario case on Norwich orders by Omar Ha-Redeye in Slaw. Within the context of anonymous internet communications (anonymous e-mail accounts, forum postings, etc.), a Norwich order can be used to compel a service

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dooced, canadian style

A good article in The Lawyer’s Weekly about someone getting dooced in Alberta. The short version: Woman blogs anonymously about her supervisors and co-workers, but in a way that makes all of them easily recognizable to anyone in her work

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chrome a windows killer? i doubt it

Read an article in eWeek that left me scratching my head a bit. The nub below: Google may be treading lightly with Chrome now, but the browser, combined with Google’s search and Apps, could end up being a big threat

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google announces new browser

Most of you probably already have heard that Google has officially announced its new browser, Chrome, which will be released to the public (in beta form) later today. It is an open source project that has a very, very interesting

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premature cuil punditing

I was a bit surprised to read all the hype (or anti-hype, if there is such a thing) on cuil – the new search engine that debuted just a few days ago. I read an article in the paper this

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