The "Five Eyes" nations, including Canada, are looking to weaken encryption protocols that keep our digital information safe.
Encryption is supposed to ensure that information stays private by scrambling data. In practice, security forces and corporate interests are keen to be able to crack any code.
One reason is an app that could be useful for whistleblowers
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is asking for your feedback in an online discussion -- let's make sure we speak out!
The Apple vs. the FBI saga has been dizzying and challenging, but it comes down to this question: should citizens be able to know something that the government cannot get access to?
The security of the Internet as we know it is based on encryption -- so why are authorities trying to break it?
The RCMP should not violate Canadians' privacy rights and apply for a warrant to access Canadians' personal information.
Having our eyes and hearts opened by the heinous attacks in Paris shouldn't also blind us to the more covert attacks on our civil liberties that may come as a second wave assault.
The Internet has been a great leveller, but has also opened up to intense monitoring by corporations and government spies. Is democracy at risk?
Canada's secretive, expensive, and out-of-control spying apparatus must be reined in.