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WireTap: Surveillance and Technology

Canada has become a society of ubiquitous surveillance. As we begin to alter our lives to include more digital or "smart" technologies, this surveillance penetrates deeper into our day-to-day lives. Much of this surveillance remains hidden, obscured, and complex -- so as to encourage the millions of people affected by it to remain compliant. WireTap is a blog that seeks to delve into the cryptic world of surveillance and technology and politicize its problematic features.

Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology June 27
Abigail Curlew | Everything we post on our Instagram and how we shape our Facebook profile are ways of performing highly curated renditions of identity.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology January 28
Abigail Curlew | On February 25, a coalition led by the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will be hosting a National Day of Action to oppose surveillance, Bill C-51 and infringement of Charter rights.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology December 13
Image: Black Mirror
Abigail Curlew | China's "Social Credit System" pilot project aggregates a wide variety of data to rate citizens as desirable or undesirable. Canada is not exempt from this dystopian future.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology November 20
Abigail Curlew | National security surveillance in Canada is an absolute mess. Bill C-51 is just the most recent manifestation of its problematic elements.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology November 16
Abigail Curlew | The Anti-terrorism Act (2015) has been routinely called out by activists, journalists and legal scholars for empowering Canadian government with the ability to violate Charter rights.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology November 7
Toronto during the 2010 G20 Summit
Abigail Curlew | It is clear that our national security apparatus equates political opposition to resource extraction and settler-colonial expansion with extremist views that threaten public safety and security.
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology October 24
Abigail Curlew | The Liberal government has recently released a document called "Our Security, Our Rights: National Security Green Paper."
Blog - WireTap: Surveillance and Technology October 16
Abigail Curlew | The Internet we know today is an unlikely combination of radical philosophy and military surveillance.