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NSA REFORM

CP | Eileen Sullivan, The Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 02.25.2014 | 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...

Watchdog Shrugs Off NSA Spying Claims As 'Misinformation'

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The watchdog over the national eavesdropping agency says many recent leaks about the Five Eyes intelligence network are being taken out of co...

Tory Gov't Allowed U.S. Spying At Toronto G20: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The United States reportedly conducted widespread surveillance while world leaders were gathered in Toronto for the G20 summit in 2010 and t...

NSA Leaks On Canadian Surveillance Coming: Greenwald

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

Glenn Greenwald — the journalist who, through his source Edward Snowden, revealed a massive domestic and foreign spying operation by the NSA — s...

Everybody's Talking About it

David Christopher | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Impact
David Christopher

We're off to a great start! Just weeks after the launch of Canada's largest-ever pro-privacy Coalition, it seems the whole country is demanding answer...

Is Edward Snowden a Hero or a Traitor? (History Will Determine Your Answer)

Angus Reid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Angus Reid

The Snowden affair reflects the realities of the cyber age. Technology has made it easier than ever for our governments to monitor our communications, eavesdrop on other governments, and store that information, all in the name of public safety. However, our reactions to what Edward Snowden did by exposing these practices are based on tradition.

Sunny Freeman

Snowden's Unexpected Canadian Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada

A new poll suggests nearly seven in ten Canadians support Edward Snowden, the man at the eye of a gathering storm over global electronic surveillance....

The Government's Spying, But No One's Talking

David Christopher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

It's been just a week since OpenMedia.ca and the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announced a constitutional challenge to stop illegal government spying against law-abiding Canadians -- and already the response from Canadians has been remarkable.

Even The Guy Who Ushered In The Patriot Act Is Shocked

CP | Lara Jakes, The Associated Press | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman now wants to scale back some of the counterterror laws he once championed, citing an overreach by the National S...

60 Million Calls In Spain In One Month: Report

AP | Ciaran Giles | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada

MADRID, Spain -- A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million ph...