How Canada Spies NSA-Style

#Politics

Tue, Feb 11th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Today is The Day We Fight Back, a movement composed of "more than 360 organizations in over 70 countries" which have "come together to support the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance." This isn't just an issue with the NSA: as civic engagement organization Open Media warns, spying is also affecting Canadians. Unsurprisingly, reports have shown that the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has been setting wifi honeypots in Canadian airports and gone as far as engaging in industrial espionage. As easyDNS' president Mark Jeftovic explains:

Because signing petitions is all well and good, the anarcho-libertarian in me (not speaking for the entire company, or then again maybe I am) suspects that the political system we live under here in the "the Globalized World Order" is more or less bankrupt, corrupt and has lost all legitimacy to rule. It doesn't matter if next election one political party says "we're going to conduct a review of our intelligence agencies" and the other one says "we'll have a full public inquiry!". That's not a choice. There hasn't been real choice in the political menu in decades. So citizens can scream as loud as they want that "this is wrong!", it isn't going to sway our overlords from the current path.

That's why it's up to all of us to do it ourselves: start using crypto, take a look at things like bitcoin. Become hard to surveil, not because you're "doing nothing wrong", but because the government is.

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