CSE Canada – IAThe volume of domestic communications that were intercepted by Canada’s spy agency increased 26 times between 2014 and 2015, according to a recently released report by a government watchdog. The same report states that intercepted information about Canadian citizens, which is given to Canada’s spy agency by the intelligence organizations of other Western countries, has increased so much that it now requires an elaborate mechanism to analyze it. When asked to explain the reasons for these increases, Canadian government officials said they could not do so without divulging secrets of national importance.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been on the hotseat after the U.S. Senate got wind of the price hikes that have inflated the price of the company’s EpiPen, a key emergency treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions, from $100 to over $600 in recent years despite the product itself having been around for decades. Those price hikes have placed the drug out of reach for some parents and patients, and there seems to be no good reason for the price hikes other than the drug’s near-monopoly status. The new attention on the company isn’t doing it any favors. Consider: