Lindsey Pinto is the Communications Manager of OpenMedia, a grassroots organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet. Just like your immune system protects your internal organs and body systems against viruses and other disease which can harm your ability to function, Open Media wants to build citizen awareness and engagement to advance informed and participatory digital policy in Canada. She steps off the edge with me to discuss the history and funding of Open Media, the impacts of a consolidated media landscape, trade policy secrecy and the TPP (HINT: IT’S A TRAP!) and the spectrum between privacy and transparency.
- A Heritage Moment about Telecommunications
- Mr. Green’s Flying Saucer and the JFK Secrecy Speech
- Hands Off The Internet – Alex Beroza with lyrics by Project Question
- Net Neutrality (Parody of This Land Is Our Land)
- The battle for free Internet parts 1-9 – Mika B. Sjoblom
- Excerpts from book launch tour of Nora Young – The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us
- A brief history of Open Media
- Is there anyone out there not using the internet or unconcerned about its impact?
- Does OpenMedia obtain any funding from outside of Canada?
- What information is disclosed publicly about donations?
- What are the impacts / concerns around the proposed Bell / Astral deal?
- If we truly have free markets, why should the government restrict the deal?
- The impact of secrecy, citizenry awareness and the TPP
- Past successes of OpenMedia to raise awareness about issues
- How are the successes / changes reflected in media business activity
- International Open Media – OpenMediaNow.net
- The Internet as a public utility?
- Is it realistic to expect analogous privacy between online and offline?
- How can we have an expectation of privacy when such systems are created secretly?
- Understanding the spectrum between privacy and transparency
- Is technology / Internet sustainable from environmental perspective?
- But there are SO many pictures of cats…
- What’s the next step?