Shower Jails and Blushing Over Privacy

So episode 32 - a new record.  But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? 

So this week on the opening day of the major league baseball season we recorded a podcast.

We ask what the hell is happening at the Dickensian hell scape otherwise known at the Ottawa Jail? Prisoners locked in the shower, women inmates spending 22 hours in solitary because the is no room anywhere else, oh and a guy died there too.  Seriously it is bad.

Then we stumble about talking about digital privacy. On a recent re-watch of The West Wing we were struck by a 15 year old speech about privacy by Rob Lowe's character Sam Seaborne - so we talk about how not far we have come since then.

Check out Andrew Seymour's excellent reporting on the Ottawa Jail here, here, and here.

For more on privacy here is some stuff I have written:

iPolitics: November 2013: C-13: A digital Trojan horse for the surveillance state

iPolitics: January 2015: You thought your phone was private. You were wrong.

And here is a link to my testimony on bill C-13 and C-51:

Bill C-13: An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (House 2014)

Bill C-13:  An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (Senate 2014)

Bill C-51: An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (Senate 2015)

We also have some new art - it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week - from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle - serious he is crazy good - go check out his work.

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