#CyberFLASH: CSEC Wi-Fi snooping experiment prompts calls for review

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A B.C. MP is calling for an independent review of the activities of Canada’s electronic spy agency, after CBC News revealed this week that the agency conducted an experiment tracking internet users who logged in through wireless access points at Canadian airports.

Vancouver Quadra MP Joyce Murray, the Liberal Critic for National Defence, said the Vancouver and Toronto Airport Authorities should investigate the alleged security breaches that allowed the information of airport Wi-Fi users to be harvested en masse.

“This agency is out of control,” Murray said in a written statement Friday.

“Like most Canadians, I was shocked to learn that Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has been monitoring the internet traffic of unsuspecting, law-abiding Canadian travellers at the Vancouver and Toronto airports,” Murray said.

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