May 012016
 

Alex Boutilier reports: Canada’s electronic spies are concerned reporting too many details about serious privacy breaches could reveal too much about the agency’s highly secretive surveillance and cyber-defence activities, the Star has learned. The Communications Security Establishment has been in a yearlong spat with privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien’s office over reporting “material” [Read More…]

May 012016
 

Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton report: As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom. There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an [Read More…]

Apr 292016
 

Cora Currier and Murtaza Hussain report: Of the plans put forward by the federal government to identify and stop budding terrorists, among the least understood are the FBI’s “Shared Responsibility Committees.” The idea of the committees is to enlist counselors, social workers, religious figures, and other community members to intervene [Read More…]