Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Electronic Police State Has Arrived

No, it isn't coming in 2047, or at any other time in the future.

It is here today:

In what may be the first assessment of its kind, a private company that offers a range of privacy products for computers and other technology is ranking the United States No. 6 in the world for having the most aggressive procedures for monitoring residents electronically.

The report, called The Electronic Police State, assesses the status of governmental surveillance in 52 nations around the globe for 2008.

The document was released Cryptohippie, Inc., which was set up in 2007 through the acquisition of several little-known but highly regarded providers of privacy technologies.

Not surprisingly, China and North Korea ranked No. 1 and No. 2, with Belarus and Russia following up. But the United Kingdom ranked fifth followed by the United States.

Read Bob Unruh's entire WorldNetDaily article here.

1 comment:

JBW said...

This may be one problem you and I agree on, Dave. You do realize of course that it was the Republicans' PATRIOT Acts that made this all possible, right?

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson