CSEC Spying

Where Is The Accountability For Ottawa's Communications Spies?

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Leaving it up to the minister in charge to decide what is acceptable and what is not, or what is lawful and what is not, is far from a democratic and accountable model. We need review mechanisms with the necessary autonomy, independence and structure to create true accountability.

Canadian Spy Agency Busted For Breaking Privacy Laws

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Politics

A federal watchdog says CSE shared metadata with American, British, and Australian counterparts.

Just Clicking on a Link Could Make You a Target For In-Depth Government Surveillance

Eva Prkachin | Posted 04.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Eva Prkachin

Even more disturbing, it seems that CSE deliberately targeted Canadian IP addresses in violation of the law and contrary to repeated government assurances. They then cross-referenced the IP addresses of file-hosting users with other databases to learn the identity of these users. So basically, ending up as a target for in-depth surveillance could be as easy as clicking on a link.

Spy Agency Recruiting Students

The Huffington Post Canada | Normand Lester | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Politics

Canadian students who want a career in electronic spying have until January 25 to apply to the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), th...

Canadian Spies Improperly Handled Info On Citizens

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's electronic spy agency intercepted — and kept — several private communications of Canadians last year in violation of internal po...

Liberal MP Wants CSEC Power Shift

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A private member's bill sponsored by the Liberal defence critic would bolster oversight of Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency by transf...

Big Brother Is Listening And It's Time To Get Mad

Michael Bolen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bolen

What if Edward Snowden was Canadian? Would his sacrifice have been for naught? The government is spying on Canadians without warrants and nobody seems to care. As a child, I was taught that a democracy cannot invade the privacy of its citizens without consulting a court. As an adult, I fear we are no longer living in a democracy. But Canadians are not powerless. It's time to get angry.

Spying Feds Should Pay Cellphone Users: Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Anyone who has used a cellphone, smartphone, laptop or tablet in Canada over the past 13 years deserves payment or other remedies for pote...

Canada's Electronic Spying Agency's Budget Nearly Doubles

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The budget of Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency will almost double this year as it prepares to open swanky new Ottawa headquarters.Est...

Airport Spying Not Directed At Canadians: Watchdog

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The government's electronic eavesdropping agency did not track the online activities of Canadians during a contentious study of wireless comm...

Nothing To Hide: Pipelines, Spies and Animal Print Underpants

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

More and more often, we are reading in the news about the federal government and various intelligence and law enforcement agencies allegedly "spying" on aboriginals and pipeline opponents. I am both of those things. I have no idea whether strangers are picking up shards of information from my emails and text messages. I have no idea what kind of beautiful stained-glass mosaics their imaginations might create.

Tories Torch Liberals' New Spy Watchdog Committee Idea

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA – The Conservative government is sending clear signals that it will not support a bid to create a new national security committee of parliame...

We're Not Spying On Canadians, Head Of Eavesdropping Agency Says

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The head of Canada's eavesdropping agency says a controversial effort to understand airport wireless systems did not breach the privacy of Ca...

'This Agency Is Out Of Control'

CBC | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. MP is calling for an independent review of the activities of Canada's electronic spy agency, after CBC News revealed this week that the agenc...

Spy Agency's Airport Data Gathering Aimed At Thwarting Kidnappers: Doc

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A controversial effort by Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency to track the wireless devices of travellers at airports was intended to lo...

No Sign Spy Agency Targets Canadians, Tory Minister Says

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Nothing in a document obtained by CBC News suggests Canada's communications spy agency used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadians, Defence Minister Rob Nic...

Surveillance Agency Admits It 'Incidentally' Spies On Us

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada's surveillance agency has admitted that it "incidentally" spies on the communications of citizens. The Communications Security Establishment...

CSEC Defends Spying On Allies

CBC | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s electronic spy agency is defending its espionage activities against countries around the world, including trading partners — often at th...

No Answers From Canada's Top Spy

CBC | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics

News that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government allowed the largest American spy agency to conduct widespread surveillance in Canada during the 2...

Who Are We Spying On?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Revelations that Canada may have monitored communications of Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry, and warnings that more stories about its intelligence...

Canada's Surveillance State Equates Protest to Terrorism

DeSmog Canada | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

The idea of a stranger listening to our phone calls, monitoring our Internet searches, reading our emails, trawling our social media accounts. These things are not only possible, but thanks to government fear mongering feeding our increased tolerance for supervision in a post-9/11 world, they're also entirely legal. Welcome to modern Canada.

Canada's Eavesdropping Agency: What We Know

CBC | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Politics

Revelations about the extent of surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the U.S. have sparked interest in the activities of Canada's own...

Canadians Also Spied On By NSA, And Probably By Canada: Experts

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Business

Canadians’ private digital information is inevitably being caught up in the U.S.’s massive surveillance dragnet, and Canada's government has both ...