In a Toronto Star article on the Guelph tech firm accused of making tools to censor Internet abroad, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert commented on the Canadian company’s controversial activities.

“This is a Canadian company. It’s supplying services to regimes that block access to information that in Canada would be considered a Charter rights violation. And it’s contradictory to Canada’s own stated foreign policy in this area, which is to support a free and open internet,” Professor Deibert said.

Most recently, Telstra, one of Australia’s largest telecoms, has admitted to secretly tracking websites visited by its mobile users and giving the information to Netsweeper.

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