Friday, June 20, 2008

secret tapping

i suppose we don't have this, here, in Malaysia - am i right?

if not, we better be extra careful on what we want to "grow" in our phone calls, emails and sms. be responsible - yes, that's the word.

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Sweden to allow secret tapping of phone calls, email
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Wednesday adopted contentious legislation that will give officials sweeping powers to eavesdrop on all e-mail and telephone traffic that crosses the Nordic nation's borders.
After heated debate and last-minute changes, lawmakers approved the bill that has outraged some lawmakers and prompted protesters to hand out copies of George Orwell's novel "1984" outside Parliament.
Lawmakers approved the bill in a 143-138 vote. One lawmaker abstained.
It will become law in January.
Google Inc. and Swedish telecom TeliaSonera AB have called it the most far-reaching eavesdropping plan in Europe, comparable to a U.S. government surveillance program.

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