Even the Swedes are being warrantlessly wiretapped

Normally, when it comes to personal freedoms, civil liberties, copyright law and the like, Sweden has historically been the progressive vanguard. And their women are statuesque and beautiful (but have self-esteem problems, I hear).

But I was saying: Sweden has an excellent record on these things in my recollection (and correct me if I’m wrong), but today they made a Bush-administration-esque move to allow warrantless monitoring of web traffic and phonecalls. The vote was incredibly close (143 v 138, 1 abstention) but the Swedish Parliament decided that yes, for once, they should follow America’s example and totally blow it.

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