Canada’s Federal Police Admits Using Powerful Malware for Surveillance on People

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is again belatedly admitting it has access to powerful surveillance tech its supposed oversight seems unaware the RCMP possessed.

The agency tends to admit it has surveillance tech only after extended deployment periods. And, like its American counterpart (the FBI), it would rather undercut its own directives (make arrests, engage in prosecutions) than allow criminal defendants to examine the (often cutting edge) evidence used against them.