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March 09, 2007
MAYBE BUSH SHOULD TRY TO SELL HIS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS AS "MORE EUROPEAN:"
Sweden is close to implementing new surveillance legislation that will include the monitoring of emails, telephone calls and keyword searches using advanced pattern analysis. The objective is to detect 'threats such as terrorism, IT attacks or the spread of weapons of mass destruction' but the proposals have divided the country. In a misguided attempt to put people at ease, the government admitted that Sweden has been tapping its citizens' phones for decades anyway.
'Cause the Europeans are, you know, more progressive than we are.