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Pirate Party to Offer VPN to Protect Canadians from Conservative Majority

Pirate Party to Offer VPN to Protect Canadians from Conservative Majority

It’s a service often used for dissidents in repressive regimes, but if a Conservative majority were to happen in the Canadian elections, the Pirate Party of Canada says they’ll be there to help. A VPN service can help annonymize internet activity and for those fearful of a Conservative majority, it might very well be at least a bit of comforting news.

Conservative majority. If you are Canadian, you’ve more than likely heard this concept in the past few weeks. Some say that it’ll be a dark day in Canada should the Conservatives win a majority, Is this such a frightening concept? To some, it is. In fact, for some, it’s so frightening, it warrants an anonymous online solution should the Conservatives win a majority of seats in parliament. The pirate party explains the possible situation:

If given a majority government, the Conservatives are promising to ram through a bill that would provide unprecedented systematic interception and monitoring of Canadians’ personal communications. In short, Canada will soon join the growing list of countries subject to invasion of privacy and internet censorship. Therefore, the Pirate Party is preparing to extend the services presently offered to residents of repressive regimes to protect the people affected by the aspiring dictator right here at home.

The fact that some are preparing for the worse like this certainly does provide some reason to be concerned. Could a Conservative majority bring forth a repressive era in Canada so strict, that services often reserved for third world dictatorships may now need to be deployed in Canada? One things for sure, a Conservative majority is uncharted territory for this generation.

“We will provide VPN service to Canadians at a rate of $10 / 200GB. For every paid account we open, we will also provide a free VPN account to a citizen of a nation with censored internet,” said party leader Mikkel Paulson today. “This allows us to simultaneously provide protection to Canadians and expand our humanitarian support abroad. We won’t keep logs of the activity, although we will of course cooperate with law enforcement in the event of abuse of our services.”

The Pirate Party said that those interested in the service can e-mail them at [email protected]

Whether or not it ever gets to that point remains to be seen, but if it well and truly does get to this point, it’s nice to know that the Pirate Party of Canada is working to assist Canadians concerned about their communications under such a political event.

Further reading: Pirate Party Press Release

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Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson is perhaps one of the more well-known file-sharing and technology news writers around. A journalist in the field since 2005, his work has had semi-regular appearances on social news websites and even occasional appearances on major news outlets as well. Drew founded freezenet.ca and still contributes to ZeroPaid. Twitter | Google Plus
Haha
Haha

Well we all knew this would b the response to web censorship. Jts too bad. Just as now serilus crimes go unsolved in neighborhoods that hate cops over dumb drug laws n such, the.masses will.help obfuscate.terrorists and kiddie diddlers because of ghis dumbness. The mafiaa cant win, but damned if they wont drag half the qorld down with em lol

mike
mike

They had better not get involved as it mite back fire on them badly.

disinter
disinter

One thing I want to know is this, if some nazi government came to be and would be censoring stuff right and left along with snooping on everything a person does online, WHY does anyone think that this same nazi government would allow a VPN to be used? Wouldn't they just set up another bill in quick order to ban that as well?



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