A Canadian Program Is Monitoring People’s Online Habits to Prevent ‘Radicalization’
Experts worry that peaceful protesters, such as Black Lives Matter or Indigenous activists, could be wrongly caught up in the program.
A Police Intervention Program in Canada Is Targeting Minors and Indigenous Women
Data obtained by VICE World News shows that in at least one case, a 6-year-old child was labelled as "at risk" of gang activity by authorities using the controversial policing model.
Canadian Police Are Quietly Building a System to Intercept Private Messages
The Provincial Lawful Access Common Environment (PLACE) is set to be up and running by 2022, according to police documents.
Regulators and Telecoms Are Refusing to Release Data About SIM Swapping In Canada
Telecom companies and the federal regulator argue that revealing the prevalence of SIM card fraud in Canada, or what plans exist to stop it, would help fraudsters.
Facial Recognition at the Border Is Fueling Other Forms of Surveillance, Report Says
Facial recognition images taken at border crossings can be repurposed by government agencies and private companies, threatening human rights, the report warns.
Police Across Canada Are Using Predictive Policing Algorithms, Report Finds
Police across Canada are increasingly adopting algorithmic technology to predict crime. The authors of a new report say human rights are threatened by the practice.
More Facial Recognition and Drones Wanted for the US-Canada Border
Industry groups want advanced biometrics to secure the border between the two countries once it reopens after COVID-19.
Police Forces in Canada Are Quietly Adopting Facial Recognition Tech
Police in York and Peel regions are in the process of buying the technology, which has been shown to be racially biased.
A Crime-Fighting Police Tech 'Accelerator' in Edmonton Has Activists Worried
A partnership between police, venture capitalists, and big business wants to solve crime and social problems with technology. Activists and experts say it’s not that simple.
Family Doctors Report Increase in Mental Health Cases During Coronavirus Pandemic: Survey
Patients’ mental health is suffering, fear of COVID-19 is keeping people from seeking care and clinics are running short of equipment, a survey of Canadian doctors reveals.
My Biggest Coronavirus Fear Is My Kid's Mental Health
As daycare and activities are shut down, my exuberant 4-year-old has become moody and anxious. And the crisis hasn't even really hit yet.
The Future of Canadian Policing Is Turning Teachers Into Cops
Police in Canada’s capital are encouraging people to report ‘problematic behavior’ such as skipping school under a controversial policing model that’s been widely adopted across the country.