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
"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.'"
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