America's hat has done it again. Canadian conservatives have introduced a bill that would allow the government to pursue warrantless surveillance on anyone's computer. Hear that, Canada? If you they find even one nudie of a girl who even looks underage, your ass is going straight to Canadian jail, where everything is upside down and sticky with maple syrup. The bill would "require ISPs and cell phone companies to install equipment for real-time surveillance and create new police powers designed to obtain access to the surveillance data."
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews explains the root of the bill is to stop child pornography; which leaves Canadian internetters with the choice of being spied on willingly or being deemed pedophiles. Green Party leader Elizabeth May responded to Toews' ridiculous remarks by saying:
"…if you care about civil liberties in this country you obviously side with child pornographers, murderers…you're the worst form of scum if you believe the Charter's an important instrument for the rule of law in this country."
She has a point, too — putting a stop to child pornography is something the entire world should get behind, but is it worth giving up our freedom and anonymity? If the government's current methods of seeking out pedophiles aren't working, I suggest they keep brainstorming before coming up with a plan like this.