Canada Spying

Noor Inayat Khan: The Muslim Spy Who Fought The Third Reich

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada
Hina P. Ansari

With our media landscape filled with historical wartime accounts of various heroes and heroines and their respective call of duties, I honestly though...

Canada's New Privacy Legislation Fails

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

This week, Industry Minister James Moore quietly tabled a new Digital Privacy Act in the Senate. The proposed legislation should safeguard Canadians' privacy online but sadly does not. The proposal is likely to reinforce the feeling that the Conservatives are just bad on privacy issues.

Spying Feds Should Pay Cellphone Users: Lawsuit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Day I Found Out the Canadian Government Was Spying on Me

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

It was a Victoria day like any other until I found out the Canadian government has been vigorously spying on several Canadian organizations that work for environmental protections and democratic rights. My colleagues and I had been wary of being spied on for a long time, but having it confirmed still took the wind out of me.

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 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.

Canada Accused Of Using Embassies Abroad For Spying

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The national eavesdropping agency is refusing to comment on allegations that it mounts foreign operations through Canada's embassies abroad.L...

Greenwald: There's More

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada hasn't seen the last of stories alleging spying activity in Brazil, journalist Glenn Greenwald told CBC News Monday. Greenwald collabora...

'Major Set Back' Warned Amid Spying Claims

CP | Craig Wong, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Allegations Canadian spies targeted Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry could cast a cloud over tens of billions of annual trade and investmen...

Watching the Watchdog: Famed Surveillance Watchdog Warns Canada

Tim Knight | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

William Binney is a man on a mission. He spent nearly 30 years as a top executive in America's super-secret National Security Agency (NSA), now he wants you to know that same spy agency is pushing western democracies -- including Canada -- toward fascism.

How Can We Take Shelter From "The Cloud"?

Catherine Hart | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Catherine Hart

As more and more of our personal information circulates online, is stored in the cloud, or is moved about on USBs and other portable devices, it's essential that we make sure those data flows are secure. While governments have been quick to respond to this increased ability to conduct surveillance, they have not been so enthusiastic about creating and enforcing protections for innocent citizens.

NSA Whistleblowers Have Been Sounding the Alarm for a Decade

Catherine Hart | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

The U.S. National Security Agency has been in hot water for the last few weeks, as whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed a massive online spying system that has been vacuuming up huge amounts of communications data from U.S. and foreign citizens. But Snowden is far from the first whistleblower.

CSEC Helped Spy On G20, Documents Suggest

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Leaked documents suggest Canada helped the United States and Britain spy on participants at the London G20 summit four years ago.Britain's Gu...

Whistleblowers Should Be Celebrated, Not Silenced

Michael Scarfo | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada
Michael Scarfo

In a society that values liberty, a whistleblower should be a hero. A whistleblower should not be forced to choose between their personal well-being and coming forward. Edward Snowden's insider announcement on the scope of the NSA's ability to gather, archive, and analyze information should come as no shock to the more cynical among us. It was easy enough to assume, but now we're staring down the truth of it. If we don't find a way to pressure the powers that be to give up some of their hidden power, contrary to all of their self-aggrandizing instincts, we're in for a very stark decline into a classically dystopian future.

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 ...

Surveillance for Your Kids: How Far (If At All) Should You Go?

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Living

Where does electronic spying draw the line? With governments around the world enacting bills to allow for access to users' personal data, they're trea...

Lawyer In Alleged Espionage Case Quits

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A handful of staff at the military's principal East Coast intelligence centre have been relocated following a spy scandal involving a junior ...