Canadian spy agency gleaned passengers’ data from airport’s wifi: CBC

http://www.legitgov.org/Canadian-spy-agency-gleaned-passengers-data-airports-wifi-CBC

ShareThisCanadian spy agency gleaned passengers’ data from airport’s wifi: CBC 30 Jan 2014 30 Jan 2014 A federal electronic spy agency tracked thousands of people who passed through a Canadian airport using information gleaned from free wireless Internet service, reports the CBC. Citing a secret document leaked by former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden, CBC reported that Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) collected data from passengers’ smartphones and laptops over a two-week period and tracked those devices for a week or longer afterward. CSEC is tasked with collecting foreign intelligence under law and can’t target Canadians, or anyone within Canada, without a warrant. CBC quoted several experts who said CSEC’s actions were "almost certainly illegal."

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