Communications Security Establishment Canada’s John Forster spoke before a Senate committee Monday, telling the lawmakers “a controversial effort to understand airport wireless systems did not breach the privacy of Canadians,” The Canadian Press reports. The agency was collecting metadata and not actual content of messages and calls, the report states. One day later, Gizmodo reported on protests happening around the world as part of “The Day We Fight Back,” a global initiative against governments’ surveillance programs. The Electronic Frontier Foundation was among those calling on Internet users worldwide to participate in the movement, which asserts mass surveillance violates human rights law. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech giants signed on to the roster of participating groups, National Journal reports.
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