Archive for May, 2011
With Sheila Fraser’s 10 year term ending, Harper would have to appoint a new auditor general. For lack of a better system, the government is the one who appoints the person who audits them. We can only hope that Harper won’t appoint another Christian Ouimet. She have seriously undermined the integrity of a government agency after being appointed to the Public Service Integrity Commission. She failed to protect whistleblowers and instead retaliated against employee who complained to the Auditor General.
Fraser’s disparaging report slammed Ouimet for failing to properly do her job and found the office — which has an $11-million budget — investigated only five of 228 complaints filed during Ouimet’s three-and-a-half-year tenure.
Ouimet also berated, intimidated and yelled and swore at her staff, the report said. (fairwhistleblower.ca)
Facebook, Supporter of Gov’t Secrecy and Against Individual Privacy, Caught Anonymously Smearing Google
New York Time provided an insight to Facebook’s position on individual’s privacy:
For years, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has extolled the virtue of transparency, and he built Facebook accordingly. The social network requires people to use their real identity in large part because Mr. Zuckerberg says he believes that people behave better — and society will be better — if they cannot cloak their words or actions in anonymity.
Facebook usually speak out against lawmakers proposal of improving protection of private citizen’s privacy but does not seem to have any problem with government’s secrecy. A Silicon Valley executives discussion forum earlier this year revealed the close relationship between FBI and Facebook founder Marck Zuckerberg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMzEdkiz5tY).
If such a double standard is not bad enough, today’s news revealed Facebook was engaged in smearing campaign against Google anonymously. They accuse Google of violating privacy for simply doing what Facebook had allowed other third party developers to do. Such a smear campaign revealed Facebook’s hypocrisy and willingness to lie to undermine their competitor.
Another controversy this week have to do with Facebook user’s private information being compromised.