The Canadian Government Unmasked: Millions of File Sharers are Being Watched

NSA access to unencrypted comminications

Edward Snowden blows the whistle again, spilling the details on how Canada’s main electronic surveillance agency is spying on file-sharing activity occurring in over 100 sites, including Kim Dotcom’s now defunct Megaupload in a bid to root out extremists.

If you are among the millions of file-sharers worldwide, your online activities are being closely monitored by prying eyes. Even though transactions take place discreetly from user to user via HTTP, interested parties such as rights holders, anti-piracy outfits and analytics companies are staking out sites like BitTorrent and other P2P networks on a daily basis, checking out your downloaded files and gathering data. This is especially so due to the public nature of these networks.

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