Patriot Act fears prompt Canadian universities to patriate computers

The CBC Reports Dozens of Canadian university and college libraries are changing how they arrange for their students and faculty to do online research, in part because of a U.S. law intended to detect possible terrorist activity.

"It's an issue of privacy; [that's] what it comes down to," said Karen Lippold, a librarian at Memorial University in St. John's.

Conceivably, the searches of a student or faculty member doing work on a sensitive issue could be flagged and then stored in the U.S.

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Refworks?

We can't even get our students to use Refworks must less the C.I.A. The bogey man is out today scaring the canadians.

World Corporations Have Profiled the Canadians Too

Just like people throughout the world, corporations have loads of information about Candadians and their habits. I've never understood why there is no outcry against this. It must be a manifestation of liberal shallow thinking surfacing again.

Re:World Corporations Have Profiled the Canadians

"Just like people throughout the world, corporations have loads of information about Candadians and their habits. I've never understood why there is no outcry against this. It must be a manifestation of liberal shallow thinking surfacing again."And the comment above is another example of conservative projection -- you can be sure that when conservatives accuse liberals of something (e.g., shallow thinking, hatefulness, etc.), they are practicing it themselves."I've never understood why there is no outcry against this." -- there is, but you just don't pay attention to it. There are plenty of groups, such as the Center for Democracy and Technology (www.cdt.org) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org) that do just that, among other things. Of course (so far), no corporation has the power to put you in prison on secret evidence, without the right to appeal, so maybe that's why people are more concerned with govenment actions. Ya think?Ron

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