Posted by Danielle Gannon on Friday, March 7, 2014 - 01:29
It looks like the video we created with your support about the online spying bill C-13 has really been turning heads. Check out this piece about how Peter MacKay's bill would grant immunity to telecoms who hand over your private information without a warrant.
Telecom companies would be granted immunity for handing over information on their customers without a warrant under a law meant to target cyberbullying, civil liberties groups say. Read more »
Citizens left asking “what have they got to hide?” after major Canadian telecoms refuse to answer questions put to them by leading privacy researchers & civil liberties groups
March 6, 2014 – What have they got to hide? That’s the question many Canadians are asking after many major telecom firms failed to respond to a letter sent in January by leading privacy experts. The letter requested detailed information about the extent to which telecom companies are helping the government to spy on law-abiding citizens. Read more »
Posted by David Christopher on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 21:27
Ultra-secretive spy agency CSEC is getting a whopping budget boost - and that's all thanks to your tax dollars. CSEC is set to receive $829 MILLION from taxpayers in 2014-15 - that's a huge 86.7% increase from the $444 million it cost us last year.
But don't worry - your tax dollars are going to a great cause: building a lavish new spy palace that CBC News has described as "the most expensive government building ever built".
This way, they can watch your every online move from the comfort of a gleaming palace. And all on your dime. Think this makes sense? Sound off in the comments!Read more »
Canadians have come together from across the political spectrum to denounce Bill C-13, which would give a range of authorities access to the private lives of Canadians without a warrant
March 5, 2014 – The government’s online spying legislation, Bill C-13, will allow authorities access to the private lives of millions of law-abiding Canadians, even if they’re not suspected of wrong-doing. That’s the message of a hard-hitting viral video launched today by community-based OpenMedia.ca, which is spearheading a nationwide campaign against the spying bill.
Posted by Danielle Gannon on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 16:21
How did CSEC officials describe their two-hour long conversation with the Globe and Mail? "Uncomfortable." Colin Freeze takes a look into Canada's ultra-secretive spy agency CSEC.
Article by Colin Freeze for the Globe and Mail
No cellphones, no recording devices, no computers.
The seven officials at the boardroom table insist that their identities cannot be published – the risk, one explains, is that they would become targets of a “hostile foreign intelligence service.” Read more »