Former Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien said he was “surprised” when he heard of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s use of spyware, Politico reports. Therrien told the House of Commons ethics committee he was not made aware of RCMP’s use of the technology during his eight years as privacy commissioner. Politico spurred the House of Commons’ investigation when it revealed RCMP used spyware to hack into mobile devices. RCMP’s spyware has the capability to "intercept text messages, emails, photos, videos" and "remotely turn on a device’s camera and microphone."
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