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CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travellers

Posted on January 31st, 2014 at 10:39 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


A top secret document retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden and obtained by CBC News shows that Canada’s electronic spy agency used information from the free internet service at a major Canadian airport to track the wireless devices of thousands of ordinary airline passengers for days after they left the terminal.

After reviewing the document, one of Canada’s foremost authorities on cyber-security says the clandestine operation by the Communications Security Establishment Canada ( CSEC) was almost certainly illegal.

Ronald Deibert told CBC News: “I can’t see any circumstance in which this would not be unlawful, under current Canadian law, under our Charter, under CSEC’s mandates.”

  1. Oh dear, what a thankless job it is being America’s poodle. Will Obama not even throw us the Keystone XL bone?

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