Still trying to figure out when Canada went from harmless source of some good comedians to Big Brother? Pretty sure MPAA and lots of US lobbying/corrupt politicians are part of this as well.
This all has to stop, in the US, in Canada, in Europe, everywhere.
Governments do not have the right to spy on their people just because, nor do they have to right to cut them off from the internet.
Internet = Free Speech = Human Right. Period.
“Canada’s warrantless spying bill is coming back, and it’s worse than before by Cory Doctorow Michael
Geist writes in with news of Canada’s bill C-30, the insane, overreaching warrantless spying bill that collapsed earlier this year on a wave of public disapprobation. As you might have suspected, it’s back. Michael sez, “The Canadian government has placed Bill C-30, the lawful access/online surveillance bill on hold, but there is no reason to believe it is going away. In fact, a recent report Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights suggests that the changes coming to the bill may not address public concern but rather expand lawful access requirements even further. The committee report on the State of Organized Crime that includes recommendations that reinforce Bill C-30’s mandatory warrantless disclosure of subscriber information and envision going beyond the bill by requiring both telecom companies and device manufacturers to assist in the decryption of encrypted communications as well as exploring mandatory verification of the identity of cellphone users. Moreover, Canadians shouldn’t be looking to the telcos for help. A Bell spokesperson stated ‘our primary concern in this area has always been the capacity of industry to implement any new requirements and who bears the cost.’ That is a troubling position for many Canadians who rightly expect their telecom companies to also be concerned with the privacy of their customers.”