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CBSA to Start Tracking Number of Cellphone Searches

According to a new report from CBC News, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will start tracking the number of cellphones its officers search at the border. After the first six months of collecting data, the agency will release its first glimpse at the frequency of those searches. In a statement, vice-president of the agency's programs...

Canadian Privacy Threatened by U.S. Border Searches

Canadian privacy could be in jeopardy by apparent plans from the United States government to demand cellphones as well as social media passwords from foreign visitors by U.S. border agents. According to a new CTV report, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien told a House of Commons committee yesterday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers can look...

Pokemon Go Players Inadvertently Cross Canada-US Border

On Thursday evening, United States Border Patrol officials spotted two Canadian teens that accidentally crossed the border from Alberta to Montana while playing Pokemon Go. The agents quickly determined that the two boys were unaware that they had entered Montana after crossing the U.S. border from Alberta. In a statement, public affairs officer Michael Rappold said:...