What a great thing it is to find out that a major terror plot in Canada was thwarted. But guess what started the investigation: internet monitoring. This is a case-in-point example of why technological monitoring is so important. Everybody would have been screaming bloody murder as to why the authorities did not see this coming if it had been pulled off. And here is how they thwarted it. This must serve as a prime example of why technology monitoring is so important. However at the same time, I do believe there needs to be someone monitoring the monitors, setting it up in a similar fashion to our system of government. It’s called checks and balances, something this nation was founded upon. So we must monitor, but at the same time, it must be checked on so that it doesn’t spin out of control.

News links:

How Internet monitoring sparked a CSIS investigation into a suspected homegrown terror cell – The Toronto Star
17 Terror Suspects Arrested in Toronto – AP
Canada charges 17 in plot to blow up buildings – MSNBC.com