Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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Lock Out: the Austrian Hotel That Was Hacked Four Times

Lock Out: the Austrian Hotel That Was Hacked Four Times
Published on December 15, 2017 at 08:20PM
AmiMoJo shares a BBC report: Christoph Brandstatter is managing director of the four-star Seehotel, Jagerwirt, in Austria’s Alps. His hotel’s electronic door locks and other systems were hacked for ransom four times, between December 2016 and January 2017. “We got a ransomware mail which was hidden in a bill from Telekom Austria.” His hotel’s door keys became unusable after he clicked on a link to his bill. So was his hard drive. “Actually, as a small business you do not really think that anybody’s interested in you for hacking, so we had no plan what to do,” he recalls. He paid a ransom of two bitcoins, saying “at that time it was about $1,882.” He has now installed firewalls and new antivirus software, and has trained his staff to recognise phishing emails that may seem genuine but read more

Feds Moving Quickly To Cash in on Seized Bitcoin, Now Worth $8.4 Million

Feds Moving Quickly To Cash in on Seized Bitcoin, Now Worth $8.4 Million
Published on December 15, 2017 at 07:40PM
A federal judge in Utah has agreed to let the US government sell off a seized cache of over 513 bitcoins (BTC) and 512 Bitcoin Cash (BCH). At current prices, that would yield approximately $8.4 million for the bitcoins and nearly $1 million for the BCH. From a report: In a court filing, prosecutors noted that due to the volatility of the Bitcoin market, both coins risk losing value. Both the BTC and the BCH have already been transferred to government-controlled wallets. The new round of seized digital currency belonged to a Utah man named Aaron Shamo, whom prosecutors say led a multimillion-dollar ring of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, including oxycodone and alprazolam that were sold on Dark Web marketplaces. Shamo was arrested over a year ago — his trial has not yet been scheduled. On Tuesday, US District Judge Dale Kimball read more