Canada Spying

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Feds Kept Tabs On Nearly 800 Public Protests, Documents Reveal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Politics

The government has been keeping lengthy records of nearly 800 public protests, rallies, and demonstrations since 2006, newly released documents show. ...

Canadian Spies Improperly Handled Info On Citizens

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's electronic spy agency intercepted — and kept — several private communications of Canadians last year in violation of internal po...

Peter MacKay's Privacy Deficit Turned These Lives Upside Down

David Christopher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Minister MacKay's lack of respect for Canadians is symptomatic of a government with a terrible track record on privacy issues. They continue to resist calls to take common sense steps to rein in Canada's out-of-control spy agency CSEC -- an agency that just 8 per cent of Canadians trust with their private information, according to a recent poll. The CSEC was caught red-handed collecting hugely sensitive information about law-abiding Canadian air travellers, and storing our private information in giant, insecure databases to be shared with their U.S. partners at the NSA.

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

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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.

Liberal MP Wants CSEC Power Shift

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A private member's bill sponsored by the Liberal defence critic would bolster oversight of Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency by transf...

Shining a Light on Government Spy Requests

David Christopher | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Politics
David Christopher

Canadians have been speaking out in huge numbers about the government's mass surveillance of law-abiding citizens. For some time now, debate has focused on how many of our telecom companies appear to be cooperating with warrantless surveillance requests from government agencies.

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.

Dallaire On When Spy Secrets And Bureaucracy Don't Mix

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A fear of sensitive leaks is not a good reason to scrap the idea of a full-fledged national security committee of parliamentarians, says Libe...

Big Brother Is Listening And It's Time To Get Mad

Michael Bolen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Bolen

What if Edward Snowden was Canadian? Would his sacrifice have been for naught? The government is spying on Canadians without warrants and nobody seems to care. As a child, I was taught that a democracy cannot invade the privacy of its citizens without consulting a court. As an adult, I fear we are no longer living in a democracy. But Canadians are not powerless. It's time to get angry.

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

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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 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.

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 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.

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...