spies

State of Surveillance

Human Rights Activists Are Asking 8 Countries How Much They Spy on Each Other's Citizens

Are international surveillance agreements just a way to avoid local anti-spying laws?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.17
listen up!

Wiretapping Is as American as Apple Pie

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Civil War history buff, tells us about how the fine art of spying on your political and military enemies' communications got started.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.26.17
News

How Bureaucrats and Spies Turned Canada Into a Surveillance State

CSIS kept its spy program a secret from the courts, but ministers knew.
Jordan Pearson
11.4.16
News

Canadian Spies Illegally Retained Metadata for a Decade

The data revealed the "specific, intimate details" of Canadians' lives.
Jordan Pearson
11.3.16
tv

Podcast: Traveling to 'Berlin Station' and 'Americatown' with the Creators

We spoke with Brad Winters and Larry Cohen about their new spy TV show and sci-fi graphic novel.
Carl Franzen
10.21.16
News

Canadian Spies May Have Unintentionally Exposed Canadians to Foreign Spying

Canada's secretive spy agency is left crossing its fingers.
Jordan Pearson
1.28.16
politics

This Campaign Helps Intelligence Workers Become Whistleblowers

The awareness-raising initiative also offers counselling and template resignation letters.
Joseph Cox
9.28.15
Features

When Canada Learned It Had Spies

The government had constantly denied that Canada was involved in spying or espionage—until an enterprising young Englishman named William Macadam came along.
Graham Templeton
8.5.15
Features

Let's Play NSA! The Hackers Open-Sourcing Top Secret Spy Tools

Michael Ossmann and a merry band of hackers are rebuilding the NSA's most secret weapons—for science.
Lucy Teitler
11.17.14
Canada

How Canada's Spy Agencies Cozied Up to the NSA

The NSA and its Canadian counterparts are friends with benefits, court docs reveal.
Justin Ling
11.7.14
Canada

The Canada Parliament Shooting Is Already Fueling Surveillance Hawks

It's the same old story: attacks on the public could equal more surveillance.
Ben Makuch
10.23.14
Canada

CSEC Is Recruiting From a Hackfest in Quebec

Are you a "security enthusiast" at Quebec's Hackfest? Well CSEC might want you to be its latest recruit.
Ben Makuch
9.17.14
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