Vikileaks teaches Vic Toews a lesson in online privacy on Twitter

First, let's watch Public Safety Minister Vic Toews pretend that he didn't make his infamous "stand with us or with the child pornographers" comment, in defence of the Conservative's government's Internet surveillance bill.

Then check out @vikileaks30, a brand-new Twitter account that is tweeting purported excerpts of affidavits from Toews's divorce case in an apparent protest against the so-called Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act, which has privacy commissioners speaking out.

If you didn't know, the former "Minister of Family Values" got divorced in 2008, after knocking up his mistress.

Some completely unverified tidbits:

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e.a.f.
What goes around, comes around. Now Vic knows how it will feel for other Canadians if the bill passes. Now lets have a look at all the other Conservatives private lives if they want to look at ours.

If the bill passes and the government starts searching through our private communications it won't be private long. We have only to look back at Veterans who were fighting with Veteran Affairs to gain their benefits. What did the government do, they all had a look at these people's medical records, their medical records became gossip fodder. We don't need any more of that.

The bill would enable any politician/government authority to "have a look". How wonderful to be able to gather information on your opposition, your ex-spouse, people you don't like and then let all that information go public.

If you don't like Annonymous, you are going to love this new bill.
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PR
And thanks to the internet, this idiot is now an international laughingstock.
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New Internet Security Bill: Protecting Children From Internet Predators and Dumbass Cheating Scumbag Husbands etc Act.
Conservative Gov stay the fuk away from my Internet privacy!
Instead legalize pot and let the Rio Theatre show movies again without having to fill out 10 forms and giving 4 weeks notice.
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Shocked
He agreed to neglect his own child. Who does that?
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Mr.Soft
I pray that every aspect of your life is exposed.
It would be an interesting" experiment" to see what happens to you.
How does it feel,Vic?
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Morty
What's also interesting: His mistress has worked for two Conservative MPs in the past and is currently employed by a Conservative senator (allegedly). Read into that what you will.
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Mahomina
Morty:

Sounds like that girl likes her some Conservative (authoritarian) dick. The phrase "self-hating" springs to mind, for some reason.

But hey I'm no expert.
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phat trick raw
Ha ha . " I didn't exactly say that. " Yeah, nice try buddy .
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R U Kiddingme
Is it right to fight potential abuse of privacy with actual abuse of privacy?

Just a thought.
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Please, Please, Please
R U Kiddingme
"Is it right to fight potential abuse of privacy with actual abuse of privacy?"

This is not an "actual abuse of privacy".

The details from Toews divorce being Tweeted are public record in Manitoba, available online to anyone that bothers to look.

Or are you trying to argue that drawing attention to public records is somehow an abuse ?
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R U Kiddingme
Oh. Oh, I thought because this site calls itself "Vikileaks" that it was exposing confidential information which has an expectation of privacy, in a clever way.

It's just ordinary fight fire with dirt thing, then.

K
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What the ?
Has anybody actually read this bill? They can't actually search anything without a warrant and can only use your name to identify the names of dirtbags that had their IP tracked as going to a dirt-bag website. The process is open to audit from the Privacy Commissioners with severe penalties for abuse of information.

Your IP address is already easily available and recorded whenever you go to any website which can be easily tracked to your residence, which can be cross-referenced against the online phone books. All this bill does is increase the efficiency of the process.
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Please, Please, Please
What the?
"Has anybody actually read this bill?"

Yes.

What the
"They can't actually search anything without a warrant"

Yes, they can. Have you read it ?




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glen p robbins
Good Work - the situation has to change - government has to change - looking at me isn't their business - looking at themselves ought to be.
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MeThinksToriesRPricks
"Reverend" Vic & Dear Leader Stephen & the Tory flock should maybe should start trusting us internet users & quit assuming that we are lowlife deviants just because we oppose their policies, oh oh I better watch I submit here, Vic Toews might read this.
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OK everybody, "Vic tell me how my ass tastes?????????"
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Ised
What come to mind Vic?

People in glass house shouldn't throw stones.
The pot calling the kettle black.
Hypocrite and karma's a bitch.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. :)

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Greg7777b
It's about time someone tuned in the pompous assholes that are destroying our civil rights. They use the optics of moral goodness to hide the real purpose of the bill. The term "child pornography" isn't even mentioned in the bill. It seems to me
that we are being deceived as to the real intent, and consequences, of this bill.

Thank goodness someone has the guts to take a stand against further encroachment on our rights to privacy.
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Chuck Railer
It is laughable how the mainstream media (CBC, Vancouver Sun, all the other govt propaganda media outlets) say that the information from Toews' divorce is private information. If you didn't know, court records are public. If he is embarrassed about his behaviour, there is good reason. He should be. Hypocrite. Coward. It is amazing that these media use rhetoric like that. It is obvious to me what the agenda is. Spin and deflect and obfusticate. Business as usual for the Reform.....I mean Conservative Party. You suck.
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CanadianGuy
While Vic's getting a well-deserved round of "turnabout is fair play", let's take this even further -- he almost certainly wasn't the mastermind behind this proposed legislation and thus shouldn't be the only target of the completely legal exposure of public-record information...

let's dig up details about -every- Conservative politician currently in office, and make that visible too! If the whole party is running scared, perhaps it'll teach our representatives (hah) to fear us, as they should, and never introduce such rights-abusing laws again.

We need a #PCPartyLeaks twitter feed...
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