Even the Swedes are being warrantlessly wiretapped

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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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