Online Surveillance

CP

Damage Control

BALI, Indonesia - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's "very concerned" about reports that Canada's top-secret electronic spy agency is conducting industrial espionage in Brazil.Harper said Canadia...
AP

Canada Spied On Brazil: Report

RIO DE JANEIRO - A Brazilian television report that aired Sunday night said Canadian spies targeted Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry.The report on Globo television was based on documents leaked by f...
Alamy

Vic Toews is Snooping in Your Data Again

The notorious online "snooping" bill, C-30, looks like it may be coming back for round two. But people shouldn't be complacent as efforts are underway to put C-30 back on the agenda. Towes claims that getting access to subscriber data is simply like getting access to a phone book. The privacy commissioners of Canada disagree. Canadians aren't fools. Privacy matters to us. So does balance. Justifications for online snooping by the state are not going to be solved by invoking buzzwords and bogeymen.
CP

Vic Toews Toes the Big Brother Line Once Again

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is once against in the centre of a major privacy backlash. It has been reported that Canada Border Services has installed surveillance equipment in the Ottawa airport that will allow for eavesdropping on conversations. Canada has already suffered two serious threats to their privacy in recent months. Does it really need a third?