Two Senators Allege ‘Secret’ CIA spying on Unwitting Americans
UK Spy Agency Says AI Chatbots Pose a Security Threat
How Aerial Surveillance Has Evolved Over the Past 200 Years
Wagner Mercenary Chief Says He Ran Russian Information War
Iranians Outraged After Shah-Era Secret-Police Official Attends U.S. Rally
Israeli-led Disinformation Team Meddled in Dozens of Elections
Director of National Intelligence Barred From Reporting on Domestic Extremists in U.S. Armed Forces
Iranian Intelligence Official Says China in Line to Buy Tehran’s Drones
Former Mossad Chief Urges Compromise on Judicial Shakeup
U.S. Developed Method to Track Balloons Within the Last Year, Sources Say
The Future CIA Director’s Prescient Memo on Putin, NATO and Ukraine
CIA and Mossad Differ Over Iranian Threat
U.S. Intelligence Reported on Chinese Balloon Over Florida in 2019
The Five Eyes: A New History Illuminates the West’s Global Surveillance Apparatus
How MI6 Cultivated British Media on Iraq’s Non-Existent WMD
Germany Arrests 25 People Suspected of Plotting to Overthrow ‘Deep State’ Government
Pakistan’s Deep State: New Army Chief Named Amid Political Drama
Talking Nukes: CIA Chief Meets With Russian Counterpart in Turkey
UAE Meddled in U.S. Political System, Intelligence Report Says
After the Mounties; Canada’s Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
After the Mounties
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) investigates terrorism, foreign espionage, and hate groups. It also conducts background investigations of public officials, as well as security checks for those emigrating to Canada.
CSIS was created in 1984 to replace the security service of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP), which had been accused of illegal actions in the 1970s.
CSIS does not conduct regular intelligence operations but rather, shares intelligence with allied services abroad. CSIS employees are not police officers.
The RMCP was implicated in the torture of Maher Arar, a Canadian engineer who was subject to CIA rendition in 2002. He was taken to a prison in Syria and tortured. A Canadian government inquiry found that the RCMP, in its communication with the U.S. officials, falsely characterized both Arar and his wife, as “Islamic extremist individuals suspected of being linked to the Al Qaeda terrorist movement.” In 2007, Arar received a $10-million settlement and an official apology from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Canadian intelligence agencies have detected “overt and covert” attempts to interfere with the country’s October 2019 elections, according to a joint Toronto Star and Buzzfeed News investigation.
”Threat actors are seeking to influence the Canadian public and interfere with Canada’s democratic institutions and processes….For example, over the years (CSIS) has seen multiple instances of foreign states targeting specific communities here in Canada, both in person and through the use of online campaigns,” said Tahera Mufti, a spokesperson for Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service budget in 2017-18 was $577 million.