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  • The New Cold War

    On December 1, 2018, the RCMP arrested Wanzhou Meng at Vancouver International Airport while she was en route from Hong Kong to Mexico City after an extradition request made by the United States. The warrant for Ms Meng’s arrest was issued by the US District Court, Eastern District of New York, in B … Read more »

  • Another Biometric Dragnet

    The police in Oakland, California, had two suspects in the crosshairs of an extortion investigation for allegedly using Facebook Messenger to demand money from their target or they would distribute an embarrassing video of him. The Government applied for a warrant to search a residence and compel pe … Read more »

  • Manufactured Crime

    On July 1, 2013, John Nuttall and Amanda Korody placed pressure cooker bombs outside the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, containing a minute amount of an explosive substance provided by the RCMP Integrated National Security Team (INSET) during an undercover operation. But they we … Read more »

  • Privacy Rights In Shared Computers

    It all started when Nicole Gravelle called a probation officer who was supervising her common law spouse, Thomas Reeves, to withdraw her consent under a court order permitting him to visit the family home in Sudbury, Ontario. Gravelle said she found child pornography on a shared computer in the base … Read more »

  • The Vice Media Case

    Vice Media Canada Inc produces content on a multimedia network of websites, TV channels, films and mobile platforms. During 2014 one of its reporters, Ben Makuch, began communicating with Farah Mohamed Shirdon using an instant text messaging application, Kik messenger. The RCMP believed that Shirdon … Read more »

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