Friday, January 31, 2014

Harperland: Where Big Brother Meets You at the Airport

You've just got back to Canada. You have some time to kill before your connecting flight.

You whip out your mobile phone to check out the web, using the airport's free Wi-Fi.

Only to have Big Brother start following you around.

Welcome to Harperland. 

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.

Where in the name of the hidden threat and total control, ANYTHING goes, even if it's illegal.

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."

And you can't believe ANYTHING anyone says:

As CSEC chief John Forster recently stated: "I can tell you that we do not target Canadians at home or abroad in our foreign intelligence activities, nor do we target anyone in Canada. "In fact, it's prohibited by law. Protecting the privacy of Canadians is our most important principle."

Especially when they tell you it's just anonymous so called metadata.

While the documents make no mention of specific individuals, Deibert and other cyber experts say it would be simple for the spy agency to have put names to all the Canadians swept up in the operation.

And course when you read this...

The document indicates the passenger tracking operation was a trial run of a powerful new software program CSEC was developing with help from its U.S. counterpart, the National Security Agency.

You have to wonder to what nightmarish degree has Stephen Harper surrendered our sovereignty?

How big is the surveillance state he is building? 

And how far will he go to identify and catalogue his enemies? 

Big Brother is watching you — on just about every social-media platform you can imagine. Tweets, public Facebook posts and YouTube videos could soon be subject to round-the-clock scrutiny by the federal government, a procurement document posted this week by Public Works and Government Services Canada suggests.

And in his murky darkness of half truths, Big Lies, and brainwashing propaganda, nothing can conceal or muzzle this horrible truth:

If it wasn't for Edward Snowden we might still think we were living in a crippled democracy instead of a budding police state...

Or this blinding truth: 

Unless we rein in the spooks, and stop Great Big Brother Leader from leading us further into his paranoid darkness.

We really will end up one day in a country we don't recognize...

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e.a.f. said...

thank god for Edward Snowden. the guy deserves as nobel peace prize.

Just another example of the world we have been moved into by Harper. Its getting so bad people may want to go back to using a land line phone and letters to communicate.

this is very scary shit. our democracy is truly over.

some have their cell phones on at all times. Mine is turned off. All this new "convient" communications equipment is very convient for those who wish to track us or try to figure out how we think, feel, buy, vote, etc. it isn't a good think and bodes poorly for future generations.

Anonymous said...

You're 8 years too late . . .

Steve said...

turning off you cell phone does nothing, maybe even taking the battery out will not stop the tracking. You must put it in a metal container or foil bag, or by other means create a Faraday Cage. Can you imagine Harper looking at people who have commented on Montreal Simon and then putting them on a no fly list?