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Ottawa airport wired with microphones as Border Services prepares to record travellers’ conversations

Posted By admin On June 16, 2012 @ 2:03 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

IAN MACLEOD
THE OTTAWA CITIZEN [1]
June 16, 2012

OTTAWA — Sections of the Ottawa airport are now wired with microphones that can eavesdrop on travellers’ conversations.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is nearing completion of a $500,000 upgrade of old video cameras used to monitor its new “customs controlled areas,” including the primary inspection area for arriving international passengers.

As part of the work, the agency is introducing audio-monitoring equipment as well.

“It is important to note that even though audio technology is installed, no audio is recorded at this time. It will become functional at a later date,” CBSA spokesman Chris Kealey said in a written statement.

But whenever that occurs, the technology, “will record conversations,” the agency said in a separate statement in response to Citizen questions.

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[4] Smartphone Apps Now Use Microphone to Record Your Conversations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/smartphone-apps-now-use-microphone-to-record-your-conversations.html

[5] Air travellers to pay for security equipment with fee hikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/air-travellers-to-pay-for-security-equipment-with-fee-hikes.html

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