British Spy Chief Involved in Facebook Controversy

Even spies can get caught up in social networking. The wife of new MI6 chief Sir John Sawers posted information on her Facebook profile that gave away details of where they lived and about their children. Get the full story here.

Office of the Privacy Commissioner takes aim at Facebook

The office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, our national watchdog for personal privacy, recently completed an investigation of Facebook’s privacy policies – and they weren’t too happy. Check out their complete findings here and let us know what you think!

A Closer Look at Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Has Facebook changed our definitions of public and private? In this thought-provoking article, Read Write Web addresses the implications of Facebook’s recent changes to its privacy settings. Check out the full article here!

Digital Dumping Grounds

A group of UBC journalism students recently discovered that private personal data can be bought and sold – in countries such as Ghana. “E-waste” is a growing concern… just what does happen to the sensitive information we submit digitally on a day-to-day basis? Get the full story  here.

Will the police be able to snoop on your online activities?

A new bill tabled by the Government has the potential to compromise your online privacy by giving authorities such as police the power to intercept online messages and activities. Check out the full story here and let us know what you think in the Comments section!

Yo Comments are Whack!

There are two kinds of people in the world: grammar sticklers, and… everyone else. Will one more misplaced apostrophe drive YOU over the edge? You’re not alone. Check out “Yo Comments are Whack” – a dorkily funny video about internet spelling and grammar.