Author Archives: Lee Rickwood

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About Lee Rickwood

Lee Rickwood covers developments in media and technology with particular interest in how such developments affect our social, political and economic activities and interactions.

Online Privacy and VPNs – Virtually Private or Very Porous Networks?

by Lee Rickwood
Virtual private networks promise enhanced security and privacy online. But let’s face it: any such offering is providing us with protection from a product or service that has no right to be dangerous in the first place. The unfettered growth and commercial potential of the Internet has given us products that are unsafe from the get-go. Are VPNs the answer?

Canadian C2 Conference Previews the Future with Commerce and Creativity

by Lee Rickwood
What will be the next ‘moonshot’? Will the next one be colonizing Mars? Is it Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s vision for a sustainable, super-fast transportation system for the planet? What if The Future is Postponed, and not because of bad weather, but poor investment in science, research and innovation?

Canadians' Privacy Trumped by American Agenda

Canadians’ Privacy Trumped by American Agenda

by Lee Rickwood
There’s “a significant gap in protection of Canadians’ personal information south of the border” and Canada’s Privacy Commissioner is asking how and why.