Edward Snowden

Parmjit Parmar

Why Russia Should Be on Your Bucket List

Most people can be found walking around this beautiful city, touring the historic city center, the river Neva, and the numerous small canals on foot even after midnight. This is the perfect time to travel to Russia, as you literally have more hours in the day to fit in sightseeing, tours and enjoy the many restaurants late into the night.
Daniel Grizelj via Getty Images

Harper Is Willing and Able to Keep Canada Under Surveillance

Yes, there have always been spies and espionage, all with the aim of stopping some calamity, the existential threats. But thanks to Snowden, the computer geek with the highest levels of clearance, we now know the U.S. has turned its giant spying apparatus on its own people. We also know, thanks to Snowden, that the Harper government is a willing participant and keen to add to our rapidly ballooning surveillance state. And future consequences may be dire.
Tim Robberts via Getty Images

Why State Surveillance Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

The current state of government surveillance, the massive intrusion into our privacy, is not going to change anytime soon. A chance to move the debate constructively forward was missed. State surveillance, the collection of metadata, and some type of infringement of our right to privacy is going to continue. The only questions are to what extent and under what circumstances -- the law's never-ending search for proportionality. That is the debate that needs to be had, urgently.
SAUL LOEB via Getty Images

NSA REFORM

WASHINGTON - The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans' phone calls. And a proposal to have the governm...
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Co-Worker Helped Him Out

WASHINGTON - A National Security Agency employee resigned from the agency after admitting to federal investigators that he gave former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a digital key that allowed him to gain...
CP/Getty

'This Agency Is Out Of Control'

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 agency conducted an experiment tracking internet use...
Richard Heathcote via Getty Images

Watch What You Say At Sochi

The information collected during the Olympic Games will be stored for three years and the Federal Security Service will have "round-the-clock remote access to the subscriber database." That means the FSB, operating from a remote location, will have three years to explore to whom, when and how often athletes, judges and journalists attending the Games made calls.