Canadian Spies liked My Little Pony "before it was cool" by


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).

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1676540-5iiarc-conference-september-2010-csec-briefing.html#document/p12

"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!

Comments (9)

  1. Little did those spies know that I was aware of this before they posted it in their security pages.

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    1. Little did he know, nobody cared.

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    2. There have been long arguments about not caring.

      I'm not going to bother, but I will say that the guy to reply first probably cared.

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    3. Hitler Did Nothing Wrong27 February 2015 at 18:11

      Does it take that much care to tell someone you don't care? There's quite the philosophical debate to be had there, don't you think?

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  2. Confirming what we all already knew, that ponies are a spy proxy to infect all of the world with spyware to track our every move.
    The haters were right, ponies will destroy the world.

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    1. Obama isn't a spy, he's the Prime Minister.

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  4. "We demand that each be given a proper OC and fanfiction in which the ponies are government spies collecting data for the Princesses."

    It shall be done.

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    1. Damn well better be porn....

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