While the fury over Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’ actually, in truth poor choice of words continues to snowball, Vikileaks Twitter campaign was close down last night. The Vikileaks30 Twitter account was shaped and catapult into fame following the foreword of a controversial new bill, C-30.
In a nutshell, C-30 would power telcos and ISPs to provide account information to the establishment upon request, getting rid of the need for warrants altogether. Pouring salt on this already wide wound, Mr. Toews stated that anyone divergent the bill was siding with child pornographers.
Nice one, Vic. That’s the way to get them onside.
Today, an meeting will air on the CBC radio show The House where the Minister attempt to give details his emotive statement:
“And I’ve thought about this very carefully. If fair minded Canadians have come to the conclusion that my comments in that respect that I made in the heat of Parliamentary debate were not appropriate, I’m prepared to accept their judgment”
Heartfelt and suitably apologetic, don’t you think?
The anonymously manage Vikileaks Twitter account in progress out to raise consciousness of the bill and the debate. Soon, the posts in progress to get a bit personal, referencing the minister’s messy divorce and sharing the minister’s traditional views on gay marriage. Scandal Mr Toews wanted to get to the bottom of who was behind the Vikileaks account and demand an investigation, following the Ottawa Citizen’s report that show the account was joined to an IP address at Parliament Hill.
The email account linked with the Vikileaks was created at Hush.com, a free service that provide encrypted email messages, to keep away from any third parties sniffing while in transportation.
The author took down the explanation yesterday, saying it was set up “to make a point, not entangle innocent people in a government witch hunt”, according the Ottawa Citizen. But this snowball shows no signs of slowing down. Videographers purporting to be part of hacker group Anonymous are said to have posted a YouTube video demanding that Mr. Toews “resign as minister and that the conservative scrap an “Internet spy bill” that only gives the administration more power to watch on its citizens.”
And while the Vikileaks’ account is now dead, Twitter campaign around this issue are still rife, including #TellVicEverything where people post inane every day activities in the direction of show their spirit of openness.