Sweden Loses Right To Free Speech

Just had an email from my Dad telling me that my brother and sister-in-law, who live in Stockholm, are a little gutted by the Swedish government passing (143 to 138) a new law that allows the military National Defence Radio Establishment to monitor Swedes' internet usage as well as content from e-mails, phone calls and text messages.

Crickey ... that's major.

As TVNZ say:
Currently, Swedish police can apply for permission to monitor phone and Internet traffic in the investigation of serious crimes. The new bill will allow the authorities to eavesdrop on conversations and communications by default.

In essence assume you are being listened to by the government's military wing!
More coverage via Google News ... although if you're in Sweden think before you click.


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