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Adrienne Arsenault: CBC not alone in London?

We headed back to London, Ont., today to keep digging on our story about the two Canadian high school friends who were among militants responsible for the deadly attack at a natural gas plant in Algeria. On the road, I noticed a Wi-Fi handle with a familiar handle.

We headed back to London, Ont., today to keep digging on our story about the two Canadian high school friends who were among militants responsible for the deadly attack at a natural gas plant in Algeria.

The handle 'CSIS VAN #926' can be seen in the Wi-Fi list spotted by CBC reporter Adrienne Arsenault while she logged in to the internet Tuesday morning en route to London, Ont. (CBC)

After I connected to the internet while en route to London, I spotted an interesting handle among nearby Wi-Fi users.

Logging on in the car, as you do, checking the Wi-Fi connections around the car, and look what pops up. Check the list, and midway through ... CSIS VAN #926.

Please tell me that's not how CSIS, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, labels its Wi-Fi handles.

UPDATE: It's worth noting that the handle could very well be someone's idea of a prank, based on examples from the United States, which list "Police Surveillance Van" among the top favourite Wi-Fi network names.  

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