The Current

The Current for July 20, 2021

Today on The Current: Investigation alleges Pegasus spyware used to target politicians, activists and journalists around the world; pandemic prompts Canadians to make a bold career move — a resignation; and Episode 5 of A Death in Cryptoland
Robyn Bresnahan is this week's guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

An investigation by a global media consortium has alleged that a spyware called Pegasus was used to target hundreds of politicians, activists and journalists in countries all over the world. Guest host Robyn Bresnahan talks to Agnès Callamard, secretary general of Amnesty International, which took part in the investigation; Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto;and one of the people believed to be targeted by the spyware, Carine Kanimba, daughter of Rwandan activist Paul Rusesabagina.

Plus, the upheaval of the pandemic convinced some Canadians that their next career move was clear: a resignation. We talk to Matt McGuire, who used reclaimed commuting time to upskill and upgrade to a new job; former corporate lawyer Samanthea Samuels, who is now pursuing her passion of advocating on diversity and inclusion issues; and Debby Carreau, founder and CEO of Inspired HR and Inspired Workplace.

And this summer, we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. Today it's Episode 5 of A Death in Cryptoland, in which host Takara Small explores the cataclysmic chain of events after the young CEO of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is reported dead.