The Spy Files

by Rachel Gertz

Do you have any dirt to hide? You better hope not. WikiLeaks recently exposed data being collected from up to 160 different secretive spying corporations who are currently doing everything from collecting your cellphone data to infiltrating your Facebook page. Vast quantities of data are being stored in the middle of a new military storage facility in the Utah desert. Forever.

In fact, Canada’s got three of its very own corporations spying on you right now!

“In the last ten years systems for indiscriminate, mass surveillance have become the norm. Intelligence companies such as VASTech secretly sell equipment to permanently record the phone calls of entire nations. Others record the location of every mobile phone in a city, down to 50 meters. Systems to infect every Facebook user, or smart-phone owner of an entire population group are on the intelligence market.

Those innocuous little tinfoil hats insane people have been slapping on their noggins are silly, but dammit if those people weren’t reading Orwell’s 1984 and hearing the warning bells toll. Maybe things are a little more ‘spy games’ than we’d like to admit. Especially when we’re witnesses to things like Coca Cola spying on PETA. God, I hope there aren’t any puppy dog tails in my Coke.


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