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13 September 2021

Hook Up Who’s Who?

Dating Apps already collect comprehensive and sensitive personally identifiable data (PII). Your name, address, birthday, photos, city, phone number, and email are all part of your online dating profile.

I understand the need to ensure that people you meet on dating sites are real, however, what does Tinder validating someone’s driver’s license actually accomplish?

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31 August 2021

No Fans for You!

OnlyFans was founded in 2016 as an online social network allowing ‘digital creatives’ to build an audience and monetize directly with their ‘Fans’. In theory this was a wonderful idea that I have supported for years. In practice however, OnlyFans has grown to 120 million subscribers by hosting – almost exclusively – ‘pay-for-play’ pornography.

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News

12 August 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Regulation Rigamarole

Bill C-10 has faced criticism for granting a large amount of power to the CRTC, who are unelected regulators and receive very little guidance from Parliament or the government.

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29 July 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Under the Influence

On this episode we talk about Identity and Influence online.

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22 June 2021

CanCon Comes to Social Media: Did the Canadian Government Just Make a Colossal Mistake?

Today, the Government of Canada amended the Broadcasting Act to account for the rise in Internet video and digital media, with a special focus on streaming services like Netflix. Referred to as Bill C-10, this revision seeks to compel streaming platforms to follow the same regulatory obligations as cable TV providers.

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8 April 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Facebook Loses Face…Again

Should we keep trusting Facebook with our personal information or are we—to paraphrase 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, “dumb f*cks” for placing faith in the social network

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4 March 2021

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Facebook Falling Down Under

Daniel Bernhard, from Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, joins us as we talk about an epic battle down under. The Australian government has taken on the role of David in an…

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