Mar 102010
 March 10, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Surveillance

Today’s theme seems to be surveillance. From

Western industrial countries are becoming more willing to spy on their citizens, according to an analysis of snooping that says that the UK is sixth in a world ranking for electronic state surveillance.

Privacy technology company CryptoHippie has produced its second annual report on surveillance trends and says in it that countries that previously showed restraint in their monitoring of individuals have lost some of that self-control.

“When we produced our first Electronic Police State report, the top ten nations were of two types: those that had the will to spy on every citizen, but lacked ability [and] those who had the ability, but were restrained in will,” it said in its 2010 report. “This is changing: the able have become willing and their traditional restraints have failed.”


Related: The Electronic Police State: 2010 National Rankings

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