Info, resources, advocacy. THANKS for your support!

Find more information about COVID-19

Sound Times is open to help you by phone or in person

Who is watching us online?

Trump administration may monitor social media to catch disability fraud (updated)

[Bulletin: Just because you can monitor facebook doesn’t mean it will be relevant. And the targeting of people receiving disability benefits instead of other groups could be discrimination. What about tax monitoring? Drunk driving? Could this happen in Canada?] Find article: engt.co/2TGv0sV

 

While Republicans love the Trump administration proposal, disability rights advocates are worried that Facebook photos could be an inaccurate barometer of a person’s current physical state. “Just because someone posted a photograph of them golfing or going fishing in February of 2019 does not mean that the activity occurred in 2019,” chairwoman of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Lisa D. Ekman told the Times. …

Stalking people’s Facebook and Twitter has been a popular strategy throughout Trump’s time in office. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under the Department of Homeland Security, has ramped up social media surveillance of both Americans and foreign visitors. The US Border Patrol was found to be compiling a database of journalists, activists, and other social media influencers involved in work related to the migrant caravan. The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Northern California is currently suing the Trump administration for information related to its social media surveillance.

Eyes looking through window blinds that have facebook written upon them

Libraries live! Get a virtual library card during COVID

Libraries are closed. But the new virtual library card gives you access to electronic and audio books. Right now you…
CONTINUE READING

COVID-19 outbreak at CAMH (as of April 14)

When clients and staff at CAMH test positive for COVID-19 what happens? CAMH has been updating cases, staffing, policies and…
CONTINUE READING

Shelter COVID-19 at Shelters – 25 people on April 13

City of Toronto has 25 cases at 7 separate locations. According to the City staff, more than 1000 people have…
CONTINUE READING

Bulletin Update Happy Long Weekend April, 9 2020

Find the Bulletin at: //mailchi.mp/soundtimes.com/covid-19-april-bulletin-742553 the Bulletin COVID-19 Special Edition April 9, 2020 1. COVID-19 Long-Weekend Updates Hope you stay healthy, physically distant,…
CONTINUE READING

What should we include in the Food Issue?

Food Access, Advocacy, Fun

Create your own user feedback survey