Friday, April 4, 2008

CHRC Theft of Neighbors WiFi Connection all over the media today.

Rights commission accused of hijacking Internet link to log on to ...
The Canadian PressTORONTO
TORONTO — A complaint to police alleges that federal human-rights investigators used an unwitting woman's wireless Internet connection to log on to white supremacist websites and make postings to chat groups. The complaint to the RCMP and Ottawa police was made this week by Toronto resident Mark Lemire, who runs a website that has been the subject of a long-standing hate case before the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Among other things, Lemire's complaint alleges that commission investigators breached sections of the Criminal Code by "wilfully and with malicious intent" using the woman's connection without authorization and "committed theft of telecommunication service."...

 

That poor woman down the street
Macleans.caCanada 
When Mr. Steacy began posting messages on hate sites as "jadewarr," he was sufficiently Internet savvy not to leave any ISP information that could be traced back to the CHRC. He didn't want Marc Lemire looking at his server logs and noticing any unusual interest from anything ending in "gc.ca." So Mr. Steacy disconnected himself from the office Internet, and looked around for alternative wireless connections. He found one belonging to a young lady whose apartment is a block away from CHRC headquarters in Ottawa. Without obtaining a warrant, he connected to her server, and in effect used her as his cover for his "jadewarr" postings. Last week, a representative from Bell Canada named the lady in open court, since when her name has been reported in the newspapers....

 

Activist files complaint against human rights body
National PostCanada
In complaints to the Ottawa Police Service and the RCMP, Mr. Lemire alleges CHRC investigators accessed a chat-room through an unsecured wireless Internet connection owned by a 26-year-old Ottawa woman who lives near the CHRC offices. He said doing so contravened four parts of the Criminal Code. Mr. Lemire alleges they did this "in order to hide their online identity." Mr. Lemire said the event happened in late 2006, just before the online pseudonym Jadewarr was exposed as the secret identity of CHRC Internet hate-speech investigators, who used it to monitor and post on target Web sites and to elicit the identities of Web site owners....

 

 

 

 

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(As of April 4/08 @ 1:30 was 36 media outlets)