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Telecoms said intercept capabilities would be standard: Geist

telecom | 12/12/2014 8:23 pm EST

Canadian telecom service providers told the government that surveillance capabilities would soon become a normal feature of their networks, according to an Ottawa academic. Quoting documents obtained through an access-to-information request, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist wrote in a Toronto Star column Friday that telecoms told the government that equipment manufacturers offered products with intercept capabilities. He said the documents indicated Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Juniper Networks Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. are among those that offer such capabilities for...