Skyway Recommended June 30th to July 6th

This week: Canadian Government Tries to Open Competition with Wireless Spectrum Auction; US Supreme Court Rules Phones Can’t be searched Without Warrant; Google Begins Erasing Links for Searches in Europe

 

Globe and Mail | Spectrum auction to push mergers of small wireless players

The federal government will announce Monday that it is offering coveted chunks of public airwaves to Canada’s wireless industry ahead of schedule and in a manner designed to force smaller players to merge and form a more formidable competitor to incumbents such as Bell, Rogers and Telus. Read More…

Government of Canada | Canadian Government to Release More Valuable Spectrum to Strengthen Competition in Canada’s Wireless Industry

Canada’s wireless consumers have been clear that they want their government to make decisions that will lead to more choice, lower prices and better wireless service. Read More…

New York Times | US Supreme Court Says Phones Can’t Be Searched Without a Warrant

WASHINGTON — In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest. Read More…

New York Times | Google Starts Erasing Links for Searches in Europe

In May, a European court told Google it must assist people in cleaning up their online reputations by ruling that there is a “right to be forgotten.” Google’s efforts to comply with that decision moved a step forward this week, as several British news organizations, including the BBC and The Guardian, announced that they had been notified that certain articles would no longer appear in search results because a complaint had been filed. Read More…

 

 


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