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A CHAGUARAMAS-BASED SHIPWORKS COMPANY
SEEKS SUITABLY QUALIFIED:-
with at least two (2) years' demonstrable related
working experience. Ideal candidate should be over
25 years of age and must be fully literate to meet the
requirements of the job. Possession of at least three
(3) O'Level passes (inclusive of Mathematics and
English) will be an asset.
TORONTO---A secret document
leaked by US whistleblower
Edward Snowden shows Canada s
electronic spy agency used infor-
mation gleaned from a free Inter-
net service at a Canadian airport
to track the wireless devices of
thousands of airline passengers.
The report indicates the Com-
munications Security Establish-
ment Canada was given informa-
tion taken from wireless devices
using the airport s Wi-Fi system
over a two-week period. It s not
clear which airport was involved.
The document shows the spy
agency was then able to track trav-
ellers for a week or more as they
showed up in other Wi-Fi locations
in cities across Canada.
The Canadian Broadcast Cor-
poration obtained the document
and posted it to its Web site Friday.
The report, dated May 2012, is a
27-page PowerPoint presentation
describing the spy agency s airport
According to the document, the
agency tracked metadata including
the location and telephone num-
bers of calls made and received
but not the content.
The spy agency is supposed to
collect primarily foreign intelligence
by intercepting overseas phone and
internet traffic. It is prohibited by
law from targeting Canadians
without a judicial warrant.
"The classified document in
question is a technical presentation
between specialists exploring
mathematical models built on
everyday scenarios to identify and
locate foreign terrorist threats. The
unauthorised disclosure of trade-
craft puts our techniques at risk
of being less effective when
addressing threats to Canada and
Canadians," Sullivan said.
The spy agency called the new
and said they could be used for
tracking "any target that makes
occasional forays into other
Spy agency tracked
Canadians at an airport
SAN DIEGO---The US House Over-
sight Committee is looking into
Navy contracting practices amid a
widening US probe into a multi-
million-dollar bribery scheme
involving a Singapore-based
defence contractor accused of
offering prostitution services and
pricey vacations to Navy officers.
Rep Darrell Issa s office said Friday
that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is
expected next week to brief the
committee, which Issa chairs.
In a January 28 letter sent to
Mabus, Issa asked for copies of con-
tracts between the Navy and defense
contractor Leonard Glenn Francis,
since 2009. He also requested the
Navy s total expenditures on port
services ---food, fuel, etc---for the
last five fiscal years.
Francis was arrested in September
in San Diego and has pleaded not
guilty in the case that alleges his
company, Glenn Defense Marine
Asia Ltd., or GDMA, overbilled the
Navy by at least US$20 million for
port services. So far, six naval offi-
cers have been implicated in the
bribery scheme, including three who
have been arrested.
GDMA has serviced Navy ships
for 25 years. The probe involves
activities from 2009 to present.
Issa said in his letter that the
scandal is one of a string of cases
involving Navy contracts.
"This trend of contracting fraud
and mismanagement call for closer
scrutiny of the Navy s contracting
practices and oversight," Issa wrote.
Mabus has warned more disclo-
sures in the case are coming and
called for a review of all port service
An agent with the NCIS, John
Beliveau II, pleaded guilty in Decem-
ber to bribery charges. Officials have
said his plea deal could expand the
investigation if he cooperates with
Navy Cmdr Jose Luis Sanchez and
Cmdr Michael Vannak Khem
Misiewicz have entered not guilty
pleas to bribery charges. In addition,
two Navy admirals have lost their
security clearances and two other
Navy officials have been relieved,
but they have not been charged.
Francis cousin, Alex Wisidagama,
a company manager who was also
arrested, has pleaded not guilty in
GDMA continued to get contracts
even after the company was under
investigation. Mabus has said infor-
mation about the probe was kept
to a few people and allowed author-
ities to collect more information
and then leak a false report that
enabled them to ultimately arrest
He said that, since 2009, Navy
has suspended 252 contractors and
prohibited another 400 from doing
business with the Navy.
US Congress looks at Navy
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