Canadian Lawful Access Bill & US NSA domestic spying
Michael reports that a new "lawful access" bill is about to be introduced that is intended to give authorities easier access to private communications. Also see Cory Doctorow's take on it . The privacy commissioner and CAIP (Canadian Association of Internet Providers) are not enamoured of the idea either. At the same time, the EFF reports about a New York times article about the "National Security Agency's systemic and significant "overcollection" — that is, illegal interception — of Americans' domestic communications".
Perhaps requiring a warrant for the interception of communications is not such a bad thing?