Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Spy Agency Fighting Malware

Canada’s CSE is attempting to make it easier for organizations to detect malicious software in files.

Things Are Good: Easily Browse Online Anonymously

In a world where our digital lives are tracked by democratic governments (Canada and the UK amongst them) we need to ensure that we can have private conversations online. Over at Digg they have collected a very easy to follow setup to get your protecting your privacy online in only an hour! Keep Your Private ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Conservatives Failed to Protect Privacy

The Liberals record? Not much better. “I can’t answer the question about the former government, what their reasons were,” said Sajjan, also noting he does not believe any of the metadata inadvertently shared could have ended up in the hands of any countries beyond the Five Eyes. BREAKING: #CSE suspends #metadata sharing with int'l partners ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Establishment And Your Phone

In the good old days, Canada’s spy agencies were not supposed to spy on Canadians. Government departments are also supposed to benefit from their research into vulnerabilities in computer systems, because holes can be closed. CSE was, according to The CBC, and The Intercept, intentionally not filling holes it found in the Google App Store ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: More Spy Stuff

The bottom half of this page is all about CSE. Canada’s had a recent track record that’s bad. PONY EXPRESS ring a bell? So what is our watchdog really doing? Not much, judging by recent news reports. If you're in Canada I'll be on @cbcasithappens shortly talking about our story exposing CSEC's secret hacking. https://t.co/lzOE69668Y ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Pony Express Government

CSE has undertaken a domestic spy operation that is illegal in Canada, because it’s spying on communication of Canadian citizens. CSE is supposed to only spy on foreigners, and the Commissioner overseeing the signals intelligence agency is supposed to put a stop to any overstepping of that mandate. Something clearly has gone awry in a ...

Political Eh-conomy: Jason Kenney gets a growth portfolio

Jason Kenney has long been one of Stephen Harper’s trusted lieutenants and after yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle, he is now Minister of National Defence. In Harperland, this is a decisive promotion: from the “ugh, why are we still doing this?” of Employment and Social Development to the prestigious, patriotic defence portfolio. While the Conservatives promote an ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canadians Being Spied On

Your Government is Spying On Your Downloads. http://t.co/2hkBFUe7K3 w/ @caparsons pic.twitter.com/OHOf95n64u — CANADALAND (@CNDLND) February 2, 2015 3. Or maybe the media has allowed government (#CSE) to define spying on its own terms- the least alarming terms possible. — Jesse Brown (@JesseBrown) February 2, 2015 4. #CSE says it doesn't "target" Canadians. True. They spy ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CSEC Back In The News

Here’s an interesting bit of the process the NSA and partners are going about tracking your online activities so they can link everything you do that isn’t encrypted and disassociated from your IP address and social profiles online, to you personally. LEVITATION has been watching you, most certainly. Every RT of #BellLetsTalk will be tracked ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government Spying On Hockey Chat Rooms

According to a report published Sunday by German weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel, the Communications Security Establishment (CSEC), Canada’s national electronic intelligence agency, monitors websites devoted to hockey. The post Harper Government Spying On Hockey Chat Rooms appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s new terror laws must respect Canadians’ fundamental rights: watchdogs

Canada’s provincial and federal privacy commissioners are warning the Harper government against using the recent shootings in Ottawa and Quebec as a pretext to attack Canadians’ fundamental rights. The post Harper’s new terror laws must respect Canadians’ fundamental rights: watchdogs appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Ultra-secretive spy agency CSEC creeping on Canadians: VIDEO

Canada’s largest civic engagement organization, OpenMedia.ca, says the country’s ultra-secret spy agency CSEC collects a staggering amount of revealing information on law-abiding Canadians. The post Ultra-secretive spy agency CSEC creeping on Canadians: VIDEO appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

OpenMedia.ca: CSEC is Watching

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Borg at #UofR on Privacy

MP for north shore Montreal, Charmaine Borg, made a presentation at the UofR this morning. Great discussion on privacy at the @UofRegina for more information on privacy visit http://t.co/rocBN6vHSn #NDP — Charmaine Borg (@mpcharmaineborg) September 12, 2014 Of the things she noted was that cell phones are tracking devices, and Canadians have no way to ...

The Canadian Progressive: New approach needed to tackle Canada’s growing privacy deficit

The Protect our Privacy Coalition, legal experts and OpenMedia.ca believe that Canadians need effective legal measures to safeguard their privacy rights. The post New approach needed to tackle Canada’s growing privacy deficit appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Secretive Spy Agency CSEC Spies For Israel

A story recently published by Glenn Greenwald reveals that Canada’s highly secretive spy agency CSEC cooperates with with the NSA to support Israeli intelligence agencies with “cash, weapons and surveillance.” The post Canada’s Secretive Spy Agency CSEC Spies For Israel appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Afternoon Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Nora Loreto reviews the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights’ Unions Matter: Unlikely to convince someone who is anti-union on its own, Unions Matter provides the fodder for union activists to be able to make important arguments in favour of unionization. Even more important, the statistics and arguments in ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert write that an effective solution to wealth inequality shouldn’t be limited to redistributing individual income or assets, but should also include the development of a commonwealth which benefits everybody: Instead of just giving people more purchasing power, we should be taking basic ...

OpenMedia.ca: Glenn Greenwald to speak in Ottawa at Oct 25 event sponsored by OpenMedia

Glenn Greenwald Speaks 2014, Ottawa Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald is coming to Canada. He will speak about privacy, state surveillance, and its impact on Canadians at an event in downtown Ottawa sponsored by your OpenMedia.ca team. WHO: Glenn Greenwald, American journalist, lawyer, and author, who is best known for his extensive reporting on the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Online Surveillance Bill C‐13 Reveals “Canada’s Growing Privacy Deficit”

by: Obert Madondo | June 8, 2014 Canada’s privacy experts are gravely concerned about Bill C-13, the Conservatives’ Orwellian cybercrime bill, deceptively named “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act“. Last week, over 30 of them expressed their concern in a scathing letter addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The signatories also told Harper that, Daniel Therrien, the newly-appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada, ...

Things Are Good: It’s Time to Reset the Net

One year ago today Edward Snowden revealed to the world evidence that many long suspected – that the American government is actively performing mass surveillance. Innocent people have been targeted and information the likes of which we’ll never fully know has been collected on nearly anyone who’s used the internet. It’s not just the American ...

The Canadian Progressive: Bill C-13: Harper tries to turn Canada into a surveillance state… again!

by: Obert Madondo | May 20, 2014 Call it the Harper Conservatives’ resurrection the Orwellian ghost of Vic Toews. Back in 2012, Canadians nuked the then public safety minister’s Bill C-30. The bill, deceptively christened Preventing Children from Internet Predators Act, had sought to give law enforcement agencies unlimited power to spy on Canadians. A new cybercrime ...

OpenMedia.ca: Tell Harper: Defend Online Privacy

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Things Are Good: A Call For Mathematicians to Protest the NSA

The NSA is the world’s largest employer of mathematicians and now there is a movement from some mathematicians calling for a protest against the spying agency. We don’t know what they work on at the NSA but we do know that mathematicians contributed extensively to the Orwellian mass surveillance of people around the world. The ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Canadian Election Attacked From America #RoboCon

If Canada’s “SIGINT” (Signals Intelligence) agency doesn’t have records to share with Elections Canada of malicious #robocalls made outside of Canada aimed at disrupting our federal election, then what good is CSEC doing for our democracy? Tracking Brazilian terrorists? Production orders were obtained for records from Rogers, Shaw and Videotron. Together, they provided records of ...