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Canadian Security Establishment goes back to its old 1975 name, CSE. Article includes some history and info about CSE’s role.
Spy agency CSEC says goodbye to Canada, by Tonda MacCharles, www.thestar.com, 31 October 2014
Canada casts global surveillance dragnet over file downloads
By Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, firstlook.org | 28 January 2015
LEVITATION does not rely on cooperation from any of the file-sharing companies. A separate secret CSE operation codenamed ATOMIC BANJO obtains the data directly from internet cables that it has tapped into, and the agency then sifts out the unique IP address of each computer that downloaded files from the targeted websites.
. . . Discussion of “operations, methods or capabilities,” the spokesman said, would breach the Security of Information Act, a Canadian law designed to protect state secrets.
How Canada’s spy agency hunts extremists through file-sharing sites
www.cbc.ca | 28 January 2015
. . . The IP address is plugged into Mutant Broth, a database run by Britain’s electronic spy agency, which stores billions of internet cookies (most commonly used for targeted advertising). With this data, they piece together the target’s online activity for five hours before the file was downloaded and five hours after.