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 ...

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.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Assange Illegally Detained by UK Police

The London police force has wasted millions of pounds on detaining Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy for years. UN group reportedly backs Julian Assange 'unlawful detention' claim — Wired UK (@WiredUK) February 4, 2016 The UN finding in favor of Julian Assange shows what many of us have already known. The UK must ...

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: Yes Men and SHD release film about Conservative Problems

Comedy Team To Release 1 hour film about Conservatives, Surveillance and Climate change From Executive Producers The Yes Men and Mark Achbar (The Corporation, Manufacturing Consent) The political comedy pranksters at are releasing a one hour film on YouTube, October 14th, 2015. The film focuses on the expansion of state surveillance in an era ...

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.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Documentary Underway

I was interviewed for the E-Day documentary film being wrapped up this Summer. What’d I say? You’ll have to wait until it’s been all put together. I can’t wait! Inky Mark running in #elxn42 as an Independent #votersuppression — @EDayFilm (@edayfilm) June 4, 2015 Road trip video diary. Here's something you didn't ...

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: NSA Wants To Apple-fy All Computers

Do you want a computer that will only install US Government authorized applications? That’s what the NSA wants for you, so they’ll have a front-door to every device.

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. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: “Anti-Petroleum” RCMP Explodes Gasoline In Their Cars’ Engines

RCMP called ‘anti-petroleum’ critics (aka anyone concerned about climate change) a potential security threat #cdnpoli — Keith Stewart (@climatekeith) February 18, 2015 The RCMP have displayed Climate Change Denial symptoms. This is bad for Canada, because if the police tasked with interfering in climate change related activism do not understand the science that drives ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Canadians Being Spied On

Your Government is Spying On Your Downloads. w/ @caparsons — 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 ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Da Youth Iz Down With Surveillance

And the kids have a point.  The Internet used to be for porn; now it’s also for spying. Stalking  old girl-friends, digging up embarrasing tweets from enemy politicians,tracking your husband’s movements through the GPS on his cell-phone, using honeypots to trick pedos into revealing their IP addresses.  Little brother spies on little brother.  The Corporate ...

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.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: That’s So Meta #PRISM

This is why Edward Snowden risked life and liberty. via @RecentApp — Declan McCullagh (@declanm) November 9, 2014 Critics of Snowden tried to claim that no one would ever be hurt by metadata collection willy-nilly. We can hopefully all put that canard to bed. WORLD POLICY JOURNAL: Just how exposed are Canadians to NSA spying?

Canadians are under the NSA’s microscope – and it’s time for that to change. Here are practical steps from Privacy Coalition expert Andrew Clement to help safeguard Canadian networks from foreign spies. If you want to help shape a crowdsourced pro-privacy plan for Canada, be sure to add your voice at Article by Andrew ... CSEC is Watching

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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. 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 team. WHO: Glenn Greenwald, American journalist, lawyer, and author, who is best known for his extensive reporting on the ...

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: Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List

If you downloaded the privacy software Tor in 2011, the NSA may have scouped up your computer IP address and spied on you, says ProPublica. The post Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List 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 ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: PRISM: NSA Caught In Another Lie about #Snowden

The NSA had claimed that Ed Snowden hadn’t contacted superiors with concerns about their illegal activity. They released an email attempting to discredit his claim that he had raised concerns, and the email proves Snowden was telling the truth. The Washington Post has published a response from Snowden to NSA’s release of this email. He ...