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REPORT: Electronic eavesdropping at major Canadian airport
The agency was able to track travellers as they showed up in other Wi-Fi locations across Canada.
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Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency reportedly tracked the wireless devices of thousands of travellers at a major Canadian airport.
    
The C-B-C, citing a document supplied by U-S whistleblower Edward Snowdown, says information was gleaned from free Wi-Fi internet service.
    
The network says the document indicates the Communications Security Establishment Canada received the collected data over a two-week period.
    
The document further shows the agency was able to track travellers as they showed up in other Wi-Fi locations across Canada.
    
Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian told the C-B-C it's ``unbelievable'' that the agency would engage in this kind of surveillance.
    
She said it ``resembles the activities of a totalitarian state.''
    
The major airport cited in the report was not identified.

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Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency reportedly tracked the wireless devices of thousands of travellers at a major Canadian airport.
    
The C-B-C, citing a document supplied by U-S whistleblower Edward Snowdown, says information was gleaned from free Wi-Fi internet service.
    
The network says the document indicates the Communications Security Establishment Canada received the collected data over a two-week period.
    
The document further shows the agency was able to track travellers as they showed up in other Wi-Fi locations across Canada.
    
Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian told the C-B-C it's ``unbelievable'' that the agency would engage in this kind of surveillance.
    
She said it ``resembles the activities of a totalitarian state.''
    
The major airport cited in the report was not identified.

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