Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Big Brother Has Extended his Reach North

The_AV8R recently posted on /. an article entitled In Canada, No Expectation of Privacy On the Net. It brings back memories of the US Government illegally wire-tapping phones in the name of Combating Terrorism They passed laws to legalize it and making it retroactive by granting immunity to the telephone carriers by granting them immunity for obvious Constitutional Infringements.

It seems obvious Canada learned the lesson demonstrated in her Southern neighbour and decided to attempt to remove court oversight on police investigations tracing IP addresses back to a name, number and address. This is being introduce through the Ministry of Public Safety. It also proves that like the US, the Canadian Government has no clue about technology and the ease of IP Spoofing used by true Cyber-Criminals.

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