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Hacker group Anonymous threatens Vic Toews

The hacker group Anonymous is demanding Public Safety Minister Vic
Toews kill the Internet surveillance bill and resign or it will release
"information" during what it calls "Operation White North."

Two videos posted to YouTube feature a masked man and voice-overs
that condemn the proposed Protecting Children from Internet Predators
Act (Bill C-30).

"All this legislation does is give your corrupted government more
power to control its citizens," a synthesized voice says in one of the
videos still posted to the site Monday.

"We know all about you, Mr. Toews, and during Operation White North
we will release what we have unless you scrap this bill," it states.

The RCMP has been called in to investigate apparent death threats against Toews as controversy swirls around the legislation.



In an open letter to his Manitoba constituents distributed over the
weekend, Toews said the threats have been "referred to the police for
investigation."

The "personal attacks, criminal acts and threats of future criminal
acts against me" won't prevent him from carrying out his parliamentary
duties, the minister wrote.

"Any further criminal activity or threats of criminal activity
against me or my family will also be referred to the police," Toews said
in the statement.

Although CTV reporter Mercedes Stephenson said the RCMP has yet to
respond to her inquiries concerning criminal threats against Toews, she
did speak with a source close to the minister about the YouTube videos.

"They told me that he's not that concerned about the Anonymous video.
He considers it to be a political video and it's a political threat and
Anonymous makes a lot of political threats against a lot of different
politicians," she told CTV News Channel Monday.

He's far more concerned by the potential security threats, Stephenson said.



In its current form, the bill would force Internet Service Providers
(ISPs) to allow access to private data without a warrant. It would also
permit the duplication of that data without oversight or appeal.

The deputy police chief in Vancouver spoke in favour of the
legislation Monday arguing it's needed to save lives and still holds
officers accountable for information they request.

"While it provides authority for the police to obtain basic
subscriber information in the course of their duties, access to e-mail
and Internet activity is only available with a warrant as is the case
now," Warren Lemcke said at a press conference.

Bill C-30 enhances the ability of police to fight crime, prevent victimization and suicides, he said.



"Our hope is that Members of Parliament, the media and Canadians as a
whole will take the time to view the legislation through the lens of
law enforcement," Lemcke said.

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is disappointed by the
amount of "misinformation and rhetoric that is clouding an important
discussion on this issue," he said.

Toews said during debate in the House last week that anyone who
opposed the law was supporting child pornographers. He has since backed
away from that comment.

But the contentious statement did prompt the creation of an anonymous
Twitter account "@Vikileaks30" that published details of Toews'
divorce, family and his spending as an MP.

The Conservatives accused the NDP of operating the Twitter feed, something the party has denied.



In his letter, Toews went on to call the personal attacks against him
futile, because they are based on records from his divorce proceedings,
which are open to the public.

He went on to say that the breakdown of his previous marriage is
something he is personally accountable for, "but that accountability is
not something I owe to the public generally or to my political opponents
in particular."
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Added: Feb-20-2012 Occurred On: Feb-20-2012
By: Hiarken
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  • I don't agree with annonymous's methods, but Toews is an idiot for introducing the bill. The only difference between Toews and Annonymous is that Toews has (wants) the ability to steal your private information legally.

    Tell me Vic, how's it feel to have your personal information looked at by people you don't want looking at it? What's the problem? If you're not a pedo, you got nothing hide right??

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  • He should have every single bit of information about him leaked, private or public. Just to feel how much harm it would do. Plus, he should also be fired since he is trying to kill Canadian businesses and employments by calling us out for protecting pedophiles.

    He needs to be made an example of; we will not stand to government name-calling and bullying.

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    • @Brewtality

      More hear what they have to say then you. I think what they do is great for raising awareness to corruption that the vast population is too dumb to figure out on their own.

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  • noone can take them serious anymore.

    everyone can be anon

    lame

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  • Anon lol. Silly people, if they take your net away there is no anon and since they most likely are a bunch of lil twigs sitting in the basement hacking, well that ends any kind of actual action.

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    • @marinemp00

      Um ya, then you too will be a slave as will I. Might want to think how big an effect that would have against us all.

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    • @rmyguy What exactly has the actual hacker group anonymous done for the free world? What have they changed, what have they fought, and last of all who have they helped?

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    • @WingSP117

      They and countless other hacker groups exposed a lot of crap that govt's worldwide conduct supposedly for the ppl. One perfect example is Assange. You can portray him anyway you like, but he exposed the cold hard facts. You ever wonder why other countries don;t like us? You think its our "freedom", "liberties", etc? No buddy, its coz we interfere, sabotage, interrupt, corrupt, etc. in all types of activities. Sure, it may seem good at the moment but for who's b More..

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  • It's not his privacy... It's government transparency

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  • Tit for Tat. If authority can look into our lives(without a warrant), we can look into there's.

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  • they were public any way

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  • they were public any way

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  • arrogant fuck tards voting yes on that poll anyone directly threatening a politician goes against everything we free world wester democratic civilizations rely on. you cant threatin a politician over a bill to pass or not thats goes against everything democracy is, these fucking losers need to get a life. not only that they have no right to think and a be a voice for people when it comes to politicians, you want to stick to vigilanty shit busting child porn losers do it, threatening politicians More..

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    • @Noalias--hey "arrogant fuck tard"..let me whisper a little secret to ya...the politicians couldn't give a shit for you or about you...they're in it for themselves...now please stay bent over with your ass high in the air, so the politicians can stick it up your ass even further.
      Thank you.

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    • @dontknowzed

      Well fucking said sir

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    • @dontknowzed LOL

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    • @Noalias...I keep asking you to use your head for more than a hat rack, but you don't listen.
      Please start putting more thought into your posts/comments, I'm tired of listening to people slapping you around like my drunken Uncle everytime you put up this type of moronic horse shit.

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    • @Hiarken Wow your also immature. Yes threatening people violently. That will get your voices heard. Pathetic children. Go spray paint some graffiti on a wall and smoke drugs. Let the grown ups handle the real life problems

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  • ''Operation White North''

    ''where's your toque eh?''

    ''oh he's not from here, eh''

    ''what are ya, a hoser?''

    ''take off, eh!''


    ''Ahhh! Take off, you hoser!!!''

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  • anonymous should go live with the taliban.

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