Archive for the 'Privacy' Category

Bell Sympatico on duty for the Big brother

on Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Silently Bell Sympatico updated their terms and service affective by the May 15,2006 but all the news papers and Slashdot figured it out now a days.
Paragraph 17 of the terms and conditions of Bell Sympatico Service, it says:

User Information; Other Information. Your messages may be the subject of unauthorized third party interception and review. An individual with Internet access can cause, among other things, damage, incur expenses and enter into contractual obligations while on the Internet. All such matters are your sole responsibility. Your Service Provider has no obligation to monitor the Service, any content or your use of Your Service Provider’s networks. However, you agree that Your Service Provider reserves the right from time to time to monitor the Service electronically, monitor or investigate content or your use of Your Service Provider’s networks, including without limitation bandwidth consumption, and to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any laws, regulations or other governmental request from any applicable jurisdiction, or as necessary to operate the Service or to protect itself or others.

That means they’ll tell you to the big brother if you download mp3s from your favorite bittorrent site.
Also by talking to friends I learned that all the ISPs in Canada doing the same thing already but Bell is the first ISP to announce it on their ToS.

Big Brother Bill is watching you

on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Microsoft yesterday began expanding its anti-piracy program by quietly pushing out a software update that in many cases automatically scans Windows computers and reports on whether they are powered by unlicensed software.

Now big brother bill scans your computer and reports it back to Microsoft.

Grrrr