Nova Scotia’s approach to data protection remains stuck in the past
The government’s blasé attitude to securing sensitive data is pretty galling, even by provincial standards.
By Michael Karanicolas
Tags: Opinion, FOIPOP, Freedom of Information, Privacy, Tech, Opinionated
On journalism and biting the hand that feeds you
Making the news industry dependent on tax credits risks giving a future government leverage to keep reporters in line.
Tags: Opinion, Opinionated, Journalism, Media, Opinionated
Sometimes a bad professor is just a bad professor
Not every dismissed ideologue is a free speech martyr.
Tags: City, Free Speech, University, Academics, Education, Rick Mehta, Alt-Right
How “snooping” harms us all
The Sobeys pharmacy breach shows why the public needs to prioritize data privacy.
Tags: City, Privacy, Data, Digital rights, Opinion
100 different ways to keep a government secret
The broken freedom of information system has dozens of exceptions, loopholes and bureaucratic tricks available to keep public information out of the public's hands.
Tags: Opinion, Opinion, Freedom of Information, Government secrecy, Opinionated
Fully vaccinated Canada: animated tracker of national vaccine progress in 2021
The COVID vaccine side effects Nova Scotia doesn’t acknowledge
“The race between virus and vaccine is not settled yet”
14 rules that relax in Phase 4 of NS reopening
Timeline of Nova Scotia’s 2021 reopening plan
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That post about a rash of “abductions” downtown is distracting misinformation
By Victoria Walton
Election day in Halifax comes with delays, long lines and votes cast well after 8:30pm
By Lyndsay Armstrong
The federal election overview for NS
If you don’t want your vote, give it to an immigrant who can’t vote
By Oriol Salvador