Net, cellphones; Police could probe without warrant
"Public Safety Minister Vic ["Torture Lite"] Toews said the law will give the tools to police to adequately deal with 21st-century technology, and said anyone opposing the laws favours "the rights of child pornographers and organized crime ahead of the rights of law abiding citizens."Actually, Vic, we do favour the rights of child pornographers. And organized crime. We have to if we favour the rights of everyone equally - which, if I recall correctly, is a bedrock conservative value.
Petition : STOP GOVERNMENT ONLINE SPYING
Update : Write your MP
Dear [your MP here] :
Vic Toews says our choice is between child pornographers and online surveillance.
Your choice is between voting against the awful access bill and losing your seat in the next election.
Update 2 : U.S. seeks to mine social media
The U.S. government is seeking software that can mine social media to predict everything from future terrorist attacks to foreign uprisings, according to requests posted online by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
In a formal "request for information" from potential contractors, the FBI recently outlined its desire for a digital tool to scan the entire universe of social media - more data than humans could ever crunch.
The system sought by the research arm of the national intelligence director's office would fuse together everything from Web searches to Wikipedia edits to traffic webcams..