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Observer exposé of domestic spying triggers federal hearings
The spying was revealed in documents obtained in 2013.
Linda Solomon Wood
Aug 13th, 2015
New York Times writer credits Vancouver Observer investigation into oil sands spying
In a column called "Is Canada Tarring Itself?" - a famed US author links to Vancouver Observer's work exposing the Harper government's extensive spying of groups opposed to the oil sands.
Apr 1st, 2014
Canada's spy watchdogs should not be acting as lobbyists
Many are expressing outrage now that the public has become aware that Chuck Strahl is acting as a lobbyist for Enbridge, the company hoping to build a controversial oil pipeline...
Jan 17th, 2014
Canada’s top spy watchdog lobbying for Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
Jan 4th, 2014
Surveillance Trojan Horse or Big Brother in disguise?
Last week saw the announcement of dangerous new online spying legislation - supposedly aimed at tackling the serious issue of cyberbullying. According to legal experts, Bill C-13...
Nov 26th, 2013
Spying on you from a billion-dollar palace
CSEC HQ in Ottawa: Your tax dollars at work.
Oct 9th, 2013
Personal information at risk as spying agencies tap the cloud
The move towards the security and efficiency of data-sharing and cloud-based computing is at risk as increased government surveillance exploits access to our data
Jul 10th, 2013
Snowden spying revelations vindicate ten years of NSA whistleblowing
Edward Snowden is the most recent in a long line of NSA whistleblowers who have been warning about warrantless online spying for over ten years.
Jul 4th, 2013
Civil liberties, pro-democracy, privacy rights, and open Internet groups call for answers on secret government spying program
Broad range of civil liberties and pro-privacy groups demand answers from Canada's government after spying revelations.
Jun 11th, 2013
Canadians shaping campaigns: Weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca
There's so much going on in Internet governance this week. OpenMedia has news about police lobby for warrantless online spying, the cell phone squeeze, and the SOPA blackout. Check it out:
Jan 19th, 2012