"The Canadian government is playing a much larger role in monitoring the internet than most might think."

-- Matthew Braga, Motherboard

#Privacy

Fri, Feb 13th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Motherboard, Canada plays no small role in monitoring the Internet with "a prowess that rivals both NSA and GCHQ." Despite the article's apparent surprise, it should be noted that Canada is part of ECHELON and that it is facing threats it wants to protect itself from.

And previously, Motherboard reported on another CSE program known as LEVITATION. According to documents jointly published by The Intercept and CBC, Canadian spies tracked users downloading certain files from popular filesharing networks worldwide, such as Rapidshare and the now-defunct Megaupload. While there is no explicit link between the two programs in any of the documents that have been publicly released, CSE could have instructed EONBLUE to flag the IP addresses of every user who attempted to access a bomb-making guide, for example, and send that information to a database for later analysis by LEVITATION.

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