#Privacy #TheDayWeFightBack against mass surveillance #NSA #CSEC
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New documents have revealed that government spy agency CSEC is collecting hugely sensitive information and monitoring the movements of thousands of law-abiding Canadians. The government won’t provide the details but this spying activity could include you.
They’ve spied on innocent air travellers at Canadian airports.1 They’ve spied on important friends and allies 2. They’ve even helped U.S. spies run a massive surveillance operation on Canadian soil. 3 And here’s the kicker. Guess who’s footing the enormous bill for this reckless behaviour? Turns out Canadian taxpayers are on the hook for a staggering $4.2 billion – yes, that’s BILLION – to build and operate a new government “spy palace”.
Today is budget day in Ottawa and MPs need to hear from you right now about opposing wasteful and invasive spying on our private lives. Speak out with our easy-to-use tool to tell your local MP exactly where you stand.
Those spying on law-abiding Canadians will be housed in the “most expensive government building ever built” using a budget that’s more than doubled in the last decade, while essential services face cutbacks.45
You’re joining people around the world to stop dragnet government spying on law-abiding citizens. Today is an international day of action called the ‘Day We Fight Back’ and it’s our best chance to turn the tide on one of the most crucial issues of our time:
With your help, we’ve beaten back reckless spying schemes before When tens of thousands of Canadians join together it has a powerful impact. Today, we’re sending Parliament a message they can’t ignore - stop wasting our tax dollars on reckless CSEC spying. The more that take part the stronger our voice - join us right now,
Thank you for being a part of this,
Steve, Josh, and David, on behalf of your OpenMedia.ca team
P.S. Thanks to brave whistleblowers, we know just how far CSEC spying has spiralled out of control - they’re recklessly invading our privacy while dragging Canada’s international reputation through the mud. It’s costing billions and you’re the one picking up the tab. Had enough? Don’t miss this chance to tell your MP where you stand - Speak out right now.
 CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travellers. Source: CBC News
 Canadian spies targeted Brazil’s mines ministry. Source: CBC News
 New Snowden docs show U.S. spied during G20 in Toronto. Source: CBC News
 Inside Canada’s top secret billion dollar spy palace. Source: CBC News
 Spy agency’s budget to hit $460m after ‘steady path’ of growth. Source: The Globe and Mail
Canadian# privacy advocates joining Day We Fight Back campaign http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/canadian-privacy-advocates-joining-day-we-fight-back-campaign/46853
Organizations participating Feb 11th 2014 The Day we Fight Back against mass surveillance http://mymulticast.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/privacy-thedaywefightback-against-mass-surveillance-nsa-csec/?preview=true
The day we fight back’: 6,000 websites protest surveillance, honor Aaron Swartz http://rt.com/news/activists-internet-protests-fight-440/
Strange, I was on Reddit all day but saw no mention of this.
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