Electronic Police State World League Tables

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  1. Don't know who compiles this or how they obtain the information, but it seems believable...

    The Electronic Police State 2008 National Rankings


    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:
    1. 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.
    2. We are constantly surrounded with messages that say, “Only crazy
    people complain about the government.”
    However, the biggest obstacle to our understanding is this:
    The usual image of a “police state” includes secret police dragging people
    out of their homes at night, with scenes out of Nazi Germany or Stalin’s
    USSR. The problem with these images is that they are horribly outdated.
    That’s how things worked during your grandfather’s war – that is not how
    things work now.
    An electronic police state is quiet, even unseen. All of its legal actions are
    supported by abundant evidence. It looks pristine.
    An electronic police state is characterized by this: Full Report

    Here are the 52 states and their rankings:
    1. China
    2. North Korea
    3. Belarus
    4. Russia
    5. United Kingdom: England & Wales

    6. United States of America
    7. Singapore
    8. Israel
    9. France
    10.Germany
    11.Malaysia
    12.Ireland
    13.United Kingdom: Scotland
    14.Netherlands
    15.South Korea
    16.Ukraine
    17.Belgium
    18.Australia
    19.Japan
    20.New Zealand
    21.Austria
    22.Norway
    23.India
    24.Italy
    25.Taiwan
    26.Denmark
    27.Hungary
    28.Greece
    29.Canada
    30.Switzerland
    31.Slovenia
    32.Poland
    33.Finland
    34.Sweden
    35.Latvia
    36.Lithuania
    37.Cyprus
    38.Malta
    39.Estonia
    40.Czech Republic
    41.Iceland
    42.South Africa
    43.Spain
    44.Portugal
    45.Luxembourg
    46.Argentina
    47.Romania
    48.Thailand
    49.Bulgaria
    50.Brazil
    51.Mexico
    52.Philippines



    nTo check out the rankings, visit: https://secure.cryptohippie.com/
     
  2. I read somewhere that the UK has 20% of the worlds CCTV, how crazy is that? Is it time to be worried, or has that time passed......? 8O
     
  3. Excuse me can I have one tinfoil helmet please... no paying on card... thanks.