Canadian Spies liked My Little Pony "before it was cool" by Capper General
The FCC's passage of Net Neutrality wasn't the only piece of cyber security news piquing our interest today. In fact something just as interesting was taking place in America's neighbor to the North. An anonymous tipster sent us a link this morning with a story that could only come from Canada.
Their spies are pony fans.
"CANADIAN SPIES COLLECT DOMESTIC EMAILS IN SECRET SECURITY SWEEP" reads one bold headline, detailing a covert domestic surveillance program that has been in place for half a decade or more. It has a snappy nickname that our NSA couldn't have come up with "The Pony Express".
The Pony Express encompasses several different tools, that they each dubbed with a pony name, accompanied by a Generation 3 MLP image (Friendship is Magic had not yet made its debut).
"FlowPony, SMTPPony, MailPony, MetaPony, ScanPony, AggPony, and SyncPony" are the Mane 7 of this Snowden-esque political nightmare, and we demand that each be given a proper OC and fanfiction in which the ponies are government spies collecting data for the Princesses.
Extra points if they're from the Crystal Empire.
To our numerous Canadian readers who have been eavesdropped upon by your own government, welcome to the club!