Canadian telecoms eavesdropping plan goes on hold

Interesting to see that the master plan outlined by the Canadian government last year has gone on hold, after a disagreement on who, exactly, will pay for its implementation.

Canadian newswire reports say that the government is looking to Internet, as well as the telecoms, industry to shoulder some of the cost of eavsdropping, whilst the carriers say - quite rightly in my

humble opinion - that they will pass on the costs to their customers.

This is, as you might imagine, political suicide for the Canadian government, as the Canadian population are extremely tech-savvy and will understand exactly why their phone bills have gone up.

You can expect similar things to happen in the US in the next few months as their new snooping laws start chugging their way through the system...