The Canadian Progressive: Edward Snowden defends jailed NSA contractor Reality Winner

The unveiling prosecution of 25-year-old National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Reality Leigh Winner is “a fundamental threat to the free press,” says Edward Snowden. The post Edward Snowden defends jailed NSA contractor Reality Winner appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: For-Profit AT&T Spying Program is Worse Than Snowden Revelations

Telecommunications giant AT&T’s spying on Americans for profit on behalf of law enforcement agencies is “more terrifying than the illegal NSA surveillance programs that Edward Snowden exposed,” says rights group Fight for the Future. The post For-Profit AT&T Spying Program is Worse Than Snowden Revelations appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Explains Who Really Rules The United States – It’s Not The Russians…

Edward Snowden is a hero treated like a criminal by the corrupt US government who have been tracking the private lives of citizens without any justification whatsoever. This above the law behaviour threatens any Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: WTF? Yahoo spied on email customers for U.S. government

Yahoo secretly scanned all of its customer’s incoming emails in response to directives from the NSA and FBI. “This is a clear sign that people can trust neither their government nor their service providers to respect their privacy.” The post WTF? Yahoo spied on email customers for U.S. government appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Mind Bending Politics: Protection Our Constitutional Rights Should Be A Priority For Trudeau As A Result Of Trump Nomination

(Anti-terror bill C51 just took on a whole new face with Donald Trump’s nomination for US President)   Has anyone noticed that one of the major policy promises the Trudeau Liberals were elected on seems to be missing in action?  When Justin Trudeau took office it seems like the mad rush to legalize pot was ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Surveillance Crisis: Spy Agencies Must Come Clean

Three years after Edward Snowden’s eye-opening state surveillance revelations, it’s time for the Communications Security Establishment and Canada’s other spy agencies to come clean. The post Canada’s Surveillance Crisis: Spy Agencies Must Come Clean appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information

The Panama Papers leak proves, once again, that whistleblowers and leak activists’ role of exposing hidden information is very much alive. The post Whistleblowers and leak activists face powerful elites in struggle to control information appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Glenn Greenwald on “Submissive” Media’s Drumbeat for War and “Despicable” Anti-Muslim Scapegoating

We are facing a new crisis and the war for who can frame the most effective strategy is on steroids. The Corporate MSM, even the CBC, is fomenting division, suspicion and fear. Bunching ISIS up Read more…

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau to give Canada’s NSA more powers to spy on Canadians

Justin Trudeau promises to give the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s most secretive spy agency, more powers to spy on Canadians if the Liberals form the next government after the 2015 federal election. The post Justin Trudeau to give Canada’s NSA more powers to spy on Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: A Little Perspective, Please

Are we losing all perspective on the threats posed by terrorism? While there is no doubt that all perils to public safety need to be taken seriously (yes, even those posed by pipeline ruptures that Enbridge seems to treat as state secrets), one cannot escape the conclusion that the Harper regime sees it in their ...

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden and His Ideological Allies Are Winning

Richard Hughes- Political Blogger The War on Ideas is losing ground. This was clearly demonstrated through two clashing  films recently. American Sniper and Citizen Four. They could not be more opposite and  yet they were both declared Oscar winners The War on Ideas is winning over public support in spite of the immense efforts made to demonize ...

Cowichan Conversations: Citizen Four An Oscar Winner

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The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Electronic Spy Agency Steals From Criminal Hackers

A report just published by Glenn Greenwald reveals that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Canada’s electronic spy agency, steals email content obtained by criminal hackers. The post Canada’s Electronic Spy Agency Steals From Criminal Hackers appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Edward Snowden Warns Canadians About Harper’s Extreme Anti Terror Laws

Politics and its Discontents: A Timely Warning From Edward Snowden

But will anyone listen? Edward Snowden, the man wanted for leaking U.S. security documents in 2013 says Canadians should be “extraordinarily cautious” in reference to an anti-terror bill proposed by the Harper government. Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to a group of Toronto students Monday evening. Recommend this Post

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.

drive-by planet: Whistleblower Udu Ulfkotte exposes CIA hand in German media: ‘German politicians are US puppets’

“We’re talking about puppets on a string, journalists who write or say whatever their masters tell them to say or write. If you see how the mainstream media is reporting about the Ukraine conflict and if you know what’s really going on, you get the picture. The masters in the background are pushing for war ...

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.

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.

The Canadian Progressive: House Bars NSA From Meddling With Encryption Standards

The U.S. House of Representatives last month inserted into a defense appropriations bill a measure barring the National Security Agency from meddling with encryption standards. The post House Bars NSA From Meddling With Encryption Standards appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Glenn Greenwald on why government snooping is dangerous and what we can do about it

Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald suggests how we can protect ourselves from government snooping, and defend our civil liberties in the digital age. The post Glenn Greenwald on why government snooping is dangerous and what we can do about it appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

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 ...

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 ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Edward Snowden’s every move still strikes controversy

With Edward Snowden’s major contribution to history – the leaking of the NSA documents that shed significant light on what our governments are doing – now well over and done with, you might think we would be focusing on the revelations themselves, and that little if any attention would need to be given to the ...

Montreal Simon: Edward Snowden and the Scary Secrets of Stephen Harper

I'm glad that The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the out of control activities of the National Security Agency. And that Edward Snowden has been vindicated in his own country.It has been nearly a year since a thin, pale computer whiz kid named Edward Snowden dramatically ...