The Conservatives wanted to enact a bill that would allow law enforcement to get access to your IP address, your phone number, your physical address and your name all without a warrant. They went so far as to say “If you are not with us [in supporting this bill] you are with the child pornographers”. In protest Canadians took to twitter and tweeted Public Safety Minister Vic Toews their secrets. Including:
“Hey @ToewsVic, I lost an email from my work account yesterday. Can I get your copy? #TellVicEverything #VicsBackupService”
“@ToewsVic i bought my glasses online. #tellviceverything”
Now the Conservative government is backing off this bill and want to look at re-writing it, to include a warrant component. I’m glad the Conservatives have seen reason. The only thing that lets me sleep at night while knowing how much information Google has on me is that Google is not the government, yet.
But I’m rather sad I didn’t get to tweet Vic Toews about my licit reading of marketing websites, or about my countless hours spent on Workopolis. Or perhaps, the most scandalous yet, me searching for the themes of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at 2:00 o’clock in the morning. I wanted to see if I was the only one who read misogynistic