So, Vic Toews wants to know what we're up to on the internet. As they are wont to do, the Harper Government™ has framed this discussion about police access (without a warrant) to individual information kept by internet service providers in binary terms: either you are with us, or you are with child pornographers. There has been enough backlash to make the government re-think its tactics, but this is a troubling development nonetheless.
The response from Canadians has been encouraging, though we've not quite captured the voice or momentum of the American / international protests against SOPA and PIPA. That said, I'm glad someone decided to start a twitter campaign. While I don't agree with the anonymous twitter user who is leaking Vic Toews divorce papers, I can definitely get behind the trend of letting Vic know what we're up to.
I'm all for catching criminals, but let's not allow fear, hyperbole, or divisive political grandstanding to derail privacy and individual rights.