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US ranked high in electronic monitoring

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posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:29 AM
USA ranked 6 in ability to monitor citizens!!!

n 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.

"Most of us are aware that our governments monitor nearly every form of electronic communication. We are also aware of private companies doing the same. This strikes most of us as slightly troubling, but very few of us say or do much about it. There are two primary reasons for this," the report said.

"We really don't see how it is going to hurt us. Mass surveillance is certainly a new, odd, and perhaps an ominous thing, but we just don't see a complete picture or a smoking gun," the report continued. Also, "We are constantly surrounded with messages that say, 'Only crazy people complain about the government.'"


posted on May, 11 2009 @ 10:39 AM
Indeed. Many people still do not realize that all microsoft and google products send out your personal information not only to them, but also to third parties in there circles. Its in the fine print of just about every agree to document from either company.

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 11:59 AM
Exactly!! Very few realize that the NSA must approve any new operating system. This provides the ability to insert any back door or monitoring software they wish!!!!

posted on May, 11 2009 @ 06:40 PM
I find it amazing that few have read or contributed to this thread....Are they simply accepting the inevitable?

Where is the outrage?

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