Canada kills controversial internet surveillance bill
The killing of the bill in Canada is a major win for Canadians supporting privacy and internet freedom. But, the battle over internet surveillance and wiretapping continues inside the country, with Bill C-12 still remaining before Parliament and if passed it would allow Internet service providers, email hosts and social media sites to voluntarily share personal information about their clients with the police.Also, as was announced on Monday, Canadian authorities will be permitted to tap people’s phones without warrants in emergency circumstances or imminent harm such as in bombings or kidnappings. Nicholson said that under the new guidelines, people whose phones were tapped in emergency situations would be notified within 90 days. US’ similar privacy concerns still standThe US is facing similar privacy debacle with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The bill is supposed to help the US government investigate cyber threats and ensure the security of networks against cyber attack.Opponents say it would allow companies to hand over a user’s private browsing information to the government, allowing authorities to spy on American citizens rather than simply track down cyber threats.Unable to reach a deal with Congress, President Obama plans to use his power to exert executive actions against the will of lawmakers.The order is a direct response to Congress’ refusal to pass CISPA last year, as members of Congress who opposed the legislation cited serious privacy concerns over giving the government greater access to Americans’ personal information that only private companies and servers might have access to.
Canadian government killing online surveillance bill cbc.ca/news/technolog… That's how you do it! USA you should do the same :P— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) 12 февраля 2013 г.