Last night, CBC reported that the most recent revelations from Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden allege that Canada allowed the US National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct ‘spying activities’ on Canadian soil during the 2010 G20 meetings. These allegations are seriously concerning to the CCLA. If the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) authorized the [...]
This Saturday, November 16, 2013, CCLA is co-sponsoring a Teach-in on University e-Services Outsourcing to U.S. Corporations at the University of Toronto.
The extraordinary scope and intensity of NSA surveillance programs have governments and enterprises around the world scrambling to reduce their exposure to rampant state surveillance. Canadian universities’ growing outsourcing of their e-services, particularly to US [...]
This morning, US politics, culture and news site Salon.com published an article titled “5 techniques for maintaining Web confidentiality.”
Web users have lost control over who sees their information, the piece argues. That’s because companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are trading their users’ data for advertising revenue.
What the piece doesn’t mention is that, in addition [...]
Every day, Canadians connect and communicate by phone, email, text message and an ever-growing range of social media networks. Our communications and our Internet browsing patterns reveal a great deal of sensitive personal information about us. What happens when the government wants to access and monitor that information? When can law enforcement agencies track our [...]
Canadians are divided on the issue of government online surveillance. According to a poll conducted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), 49 per cent of those asked said Internet spying was completely unacceptable, while 47 per cent said it was acceptable in some circumstances.
The poll findings have raised questions about Canadians’ attitudes towards privacy. [...]