Apr 302010
 
 April 30, 2010  Breaches, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Colin Freeze reports:

For the first time Canadians are getting a peek into the top-secret binders containing various versions of the country’s no-fly list, thanks to an intelligence analyst who allegedly went AWOL and took the manual with her.

The details – including references to “data sheets” kept on potential terrorists and “emergency directions” to be followed if a suspected person boards a plane – surfaced in a legal case this week. More information may soon follow.

Read more in the Globe and Mail.

  2 Responses to “Contents of Canada’s secret no-fly list exposed”

  1. I think it is complete savagery to exploit this womans personal information all over the news. Her life has been invaded by someone completely irrelevant…and information that is ALSO irrelevant has been shared. We all have drinking picture sof ourselves on facebook….but to bring that into this? really?

    • Thanks for sharing your reaction. It’s not uncommon these days for journalists to go searching to find pictures of the subject of a story or to include screenshots of tweets or other material from social networking sites. Look at what happened with the Amanda Knox murder trial and how pictures she uploaded of herself influenced people’s views of her. The Globe and Mail is a business and they do what news media do to sell papers. I don’t think they’ve violated any journalistic ethics by posting the image they posted, but I agree with you that some of it is irrelevant to the charges. But she chose to upload it to a public site, so I don’t see how you can fault them.

      And by the way, not everyone has a drinking picture of themselves on Facebook. Some of us don’t use Facebook or social networking sites at all, precisely because of privacy issues.

      Have you written to the Globe and Mail to express your view of what they did? If not, you might want to e-mail them.

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