Internet Surveillance and Boomerang Routing: A Call for Canadian Network Sovereignty

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at
Sun Sep 8 01:09:25 UTC 2013

On Sep 8, 2013, at 4:08 AM, Paul Ferguson wrote:

> As a result, these transmissions expose Canadians to potential U.S. surveillance activities – a violation of Canadian network sovereignty."

Yes, far better to keep those communications within Canada - where CSEC can hand them over to GCHQ, who'll then hand them over to NSA . . .


There are no technical solutions to purely social ills.  This set of issues has nothing to do with technology, and everything to do with civil society.  Any meaningful change in the status quo will not originate the technological realm, but rather in the political sphere.  

Quite frankly, all this chatter about technical 'calls to arms' and whatnot is pointless and distracting (thereby calling into question the motivations behind continued agitation for technical remedies, which clearly won't have any effect whatsoever).

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at> // <>

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