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CSEC had used airport Wi-Fi to follow the movements of Canadian travellers.


Recent allegations about domestic spying and the collection of "metadata" by one of Canada’s security agencies have inspired a great deal of confusion about the precise nature of the surveillance. John Forster, head of the Communications Security Establishment Canada, appeared before the Senate security and defence committee Feb. 3 and answered questions about a CBC report that said CSEC had used airport Wi-Fi to follow the movements of Canadian travellers.

CSEC is supposed to monitor only foreign communications for intelligence that may be of interest to Canada. The agency has said it does not spy on Canadians nor anyone in Canada.

In this particular case, Forster denied that CSEC had snooped on Canadians, saying the agency had accessed airport Wi-Fi to capture “a snapshot of historical metadata.”

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So... Every country spies on its citizens, including Canada?

I would assume...but in Canada it looks like they are intercepting the calls ..ultimately we as users don't have protection rights either 

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