Government Spying: Harper’s Constant Internet and Phone Interception Attempts

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In February of this year the Harper Government—which they demanded to be called instead of the Canadian Government—had their efforts thwarted to introduce a bill that would have allowed them to get the internet browsing records of any citizen they wanted—without a warrant—from their target’s internet provider. Among other outrageous—and tyrannous—items, the bill also proposed the taxpayers be charged to have software systems built for the RCMP so they would be able to bypass the internet providers and get information on anyone they “needed” from any device on the new network.

The bill, C-30, was almost pushed through under the guise of catching child porn solicitors and pedophiles, until Vic Toews, Public Safety Minister, screamed at an opposition MP in the House of Commons, “You’re either with us…or with the child pornographers!” That crazy outburst got the public’s attention for a second into what was going on with the people they elected, and a little public outrage was shown on the news, which was enough for the government to retreat from their “big brother” plan, and thankfully, the bill was killed.

Pter Mackay, Minister of Justice, introduces Bill C-13.
Peter Mackay, Minister of Justice, introduces Bill C-13.

But, being the crafty and industrious minds they are, or so they think, the government is now introducing a new bill under the guise of cyberbullying, C-13, which is just another attempt to create laws on the internet; and a legal way for authorities to spy on their citizens without their consent or knowledge. This bill, though it seems simple enough, doesn’t just allow a citizens internet search records to be gathered, stockpiled, and read by the government and police, it gives authorities much more power than that. As the shameless, mind-controlling liars at the National Post reported, “Among other things, the new measures in Bill C-13 include giving police easier access to the metadata that internet service companies and cell phone providers keep on every call and email.”

Yes, that’s right, you can be a “suspect” to the authorities and this bill would give them the power to get the audio recordings and transcripts of every conversation, social media post, comment, like, and email correspondence you’ve had for the past who knows how many years; and this information, according to the bill, could be easily obtained without a warrant, and you would have no idea. In fact, the bill also states that anyone who refuses orders to obtain this personal information on a citizen could be fined up to $250,000 and face time in jail. How’s that for Big Brother?

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Why does the Harper Government keep trying to pass these bills? They will tell you this last one, Bill C-13, is being passed in response to the unfortunate deaths of Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons, two victims of cyberbullying who ended up taking their own lives, which on the surface seems compassionate, but this isn’t the real reason. In fact, Carol Todd, Amanda’s mother has stated she is, “troubled by some of these provisions condoning the sharing of Canadians’ privacy information without legal process.” The real reason the Harper Government and its Canadian propaganda machine are smearing these victims parents all over the news and passing this bill is because the last one failed, and Canada has signed on with a host of other governments to The Council of Europe’s, Convention on Cybercrime, which obligates them to pass strict internet laws on their citizens; they’re simply keeping their word. (Click here for a copy of the Convention On Cybercrime Treaty).

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The governments who have signed on to the gestapo-like treaty must keep the guidelines set out by the council, which include many powers and procedures, like searching browsing records, email records, phone records, and the like, for metadata in order to achieve arrests for past crimes and “lawful interception”—I think the name explains it: pre-crimes; guilty until proven innocent. So, if the government can make up a reason why they believe you’re a public threat, a bully, an illegal downloader, or whatever, they can listen and look to see everything you’ve done; and start to monitor your behavior on the phone and internet without you even knowing there’s someone else there the whole time. This is what Harper’s administration has signed and sworn to implement. Say goodbye to your privacy; if you hadn’t already.

The good news is it doesn’t look like C-13 is going to pass through the House because of the public attention its getting. Actually, in a recent poll, which you can verify here, it appears that 73% of the Canadians asked were opposed to the bill on the grounds that it’s a blatant invasion of privacy, so there may be hope yet. But it is a very interesting topic to keep your eye on no matter what country you live in, because this is a global effort we’re witnessing to regulate the internet—the last free place on earth—and if this bill fails there’s no telling what the Harper Government will do to pass another bill with the same agenda.


 

Article by Olan Thomas.

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13 thoughts on “Government Spying: Harper’s Constant Internet and Phone Interception Attempts

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      Great question. It took me about 3 years to write down the first thing I wrote up. My friend and I—who were/are both involved in music and lyric composition—were talking about writing books one day years ago. This was the problem for us both: What to write; and then when you have a topic, how to start. I think anyone who has even attempted to write something has run into that wall many times; just sitting there and staring at a blank screen or sheet of paper trying to remember how to put a sentence together—it’s stifling.
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      As for the opening paragraph, I usually end up doing that last, or at least completely changing it from what I originally wrote. I think it takes writing the rest of the article—or essay—to make an effective introduction. I feel a good introduction touches on all of the content following, and mirrors the concluding paragraph. Introduction: “This is what I think”; Content: “This is why”; Conclusion: “See I told ya so.” But as I said, as writing takes time and articles tend to veer in directions you didn’t think they would, I usually find that at the end of writing it I’m going back to change the introduction, and the title, to suit what the article turned into, rather than what I though it would be.
      It’s a tough question, but the best advice I can give, though it isn’t worth much in descriptiveness, is “Just do it.” Start writing the middle of the article first, don’t even think of how you’re going to introduce it until it’s finished and you can read it over as a whole–something is bound to come to you.
      You got me thinking, and if I come up with any better tips I’ll add them here for you, but I hoped what we have here helps!
      -Olan 🙂

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