Forget the NSA, Canadian Surveillance System Levitation now Causing Jitters. The Communications Security Establishment, CSA has joined the league of massive internet surveillance with its new program by the name Levitation. The new program is like the NSA surveillance system except that instead of looking at internet traffic it surveils downloads and uploads of pictures, videos and notes online. At this point, you have probably heard of the NSA courtesy of leaks by Edward Snowden. Well, if you thought the NSA was our only concern, time is ripe for a change of mind. The Canadians, not to be outdone, have launched their own surveillance machinery. The Levitation program is stretching its snooping eyes from Canada all the way to Asia through North Africa, Europe and a host of other regions in between. According to the Canadian authorities, the program sifts through the internet looking for curious files which point to extremism. Extremism is a synonym for terrorism.  Now, those familiar with the term terrorism in the context of the internet and spying will know that terrorism has been a convenient excuse for governments the world over to violate privacy of internet users and even intrude on personal lives of users. To illustrate this, consider that the Canadian report that their program yields just 350 suspicious files from the millions that are collected their program. This represents just 0.0001% of the data collected. the question the begs, what do the Canadian authorities do with what remains? Canadian spokesman for an internet freedom group David Christopher said “These revelations make clear that CSE engages in large-scale surveillance of our private online activities, despite repeated government assurances to the contrary.” His sentiments are supported by other online privacy advocates and activists More