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U.S. Government Spied On Muslim Leaders

CBC | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada

Newly published material leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the U.S. government spied on five prominent Muslim-Americans for seve...

The Conservative Government Just Doesn't Get It When It Comes To Privacy

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

There are few rights more important in any healthy democracy than the right to privacy. When citizens believe they are being watched, their willingness to engage in democratic debate is eroded, which in turn undermines our whole democratic process. Yet we clearly have a privacy deficit in this country.

The Best Ways to Better Protect Your Online Privacy

David Christopher | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business
David Christopher

These tools can be up and running in just minutes. You'll make your everyday Internet activity much more secure -- while sending a powerful message to the spy agencies to boot.

Government Spying Rabbit Hole Goes Deeper Than We Thought

CP | Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada Business

LONDON - Vodafone, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, revealed the scope of government snooping into phone networks Friday, saying author...

Harper Is Willing and Able to Keep Canada Under Surveillance

Russ Blinch | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

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.

NSA Paid Canada Cash For Spying

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

The National Security Agency paid Canada to help develop its surveillance capabilities, according to documents published by Glenn Greenwald in a new b...

NSA Is Bugging Our Tech Before It Hits Market?

CBC | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Business

American journalist Glenn Greenwald is accusing the U.S. National Security Agency of breaking into tech hardware to install surveillance bugs before t...

Why State Surveillance Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

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.

Feds Spent Millions Buying Phone Equipment From The NSA: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Business

The federal government spent more than $50 million buying high-security communications technology from the U.S. National Security Agency, according to...

NSA REFORM

CP | Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada

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 American...

Joshua Ostroff

Julian Assange Warns Of Military Occupation Of The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Politics

“There's an exodus of national security reporters,” Wikileaks' infamous leader Julian Assange told thousands at SXSW's interactive conference in A...

3 Tools to Protect Your Data From Surveillance

Kris Constable | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

All the tools I recommend are open source, means you don't have to trust me, you can download the source code and look at it yourself before using it. They are absolutely required for protecting your personal, and business data from unauthorized eavesdropping, which happens by default for anything you do online.

Why Dissent is Important

Benjamin Morris | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

You're a prisoner in your own home. Not able to fall asleep from the gunfire down the street, you fear that your house is next. You protested a new law that gave even more power to a despotic government. One of your friends was murdered, another was raped. This is a fear that has not played out in the western world. We have security, peace, and far more freedom than others.

Co-Worker Helped Him Out

CP | Stephen Braun, The Associated Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - A National Security Agency employee resigned from the agency after admitting to federal investigators that he gave former NSA analyst Edw...

Reports On NSA Leaks Reveal TOO Much

CBC | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada

News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers an...

Canadian Help In NSA 'Angry Birds' Data Mining?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's eavesdropping agency helped key allies tap into Android smartphones — possibly using the popular "Angry Birds" game as an entry po...

The Trouble With Canada's Publicly Funded Government Watchdogs

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

The government didn't open its ears on telecom on its own. It took Canada's largest-ever online campaign and sustained, widespread, solutions-based engagement to make it happen. We'll need that to continue, and we'll need to bring that energy to privacy, free expression online, and other issues of the day.

Obama To Make Move Against NSA

CP | Julie Pace, The Associated Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way int...

NSA Chips In 100,000 Foreign Computers: Report

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but not in the United States — tha...

Take This Waltz for 2014 and Make the NSA Learn to Dance

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
Hadani Ditmars

My suggested New Year's resolution for 2014? Let's spend less time spying on each other and more time waltzing. I came to this profound conclusion at...

Media Bites: All the Many "Valuable" Lessons We Learned in 2013

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Canadian press has been offering no shortage of year-in-review columns as of late. What's my pick for top story of 2013, you ask? I don't know if I have a headline per se, but I do have a theme: the decline of Brand Canada. If there's one thing Justin Trudeau, Rob Ford, and the Senate scandal have in common, after all, it's that they all prove, in different ways, that Canada is not nearly as serious, respectable, and mature of a country as we often like to believe.

NSA Has Back-Door Access To House Of Commons?

Postmedia News | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Politics

House of Commons security is being asked to review its continued use of a private encryption device amid media reports that the company that makes it ...

Freedom Of Thought Requires Privacy, Not State Scrutiny

Madeleine Thien | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Madeleine Thien

Imagine that I took all the e-mails and messages that I have ever written, as well as recordings of all Skype calls that I have ever made, and gave them to a group of strangers. Should we trust the priorities these strangers will have in 10 years, or 20 or 50? Should we trust that this immense cache of data will not become a commodity, traded to other governments that exist now, or will exist in the future?

Judge Slams CSIS For Unapproved Foreign Spies

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's spy agency deliberately withheld information from the courts in an effort to do an end-run around the law when it applied for top-s...

NSA Bulk Collection Of Phone Records Violates Constitution Ban: Judge

CP | Frederic J. Frommer, The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency's bulk collecti...