On Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:50:48 +0200
Tom <t...@vondein.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 06:04:34PM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > How about reforming the "modern" "democratic" state with direct
> > democracy - Swiss style ?
> 
> Doesn't work:
> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Schweizer-erlauben-Geheimdienst-umfangreiches-Ueberwachungsarsenal-3331327.html
> 
> (german only, sorry).
> 
> In a referendum swiss citizens agreed to the latest surveilance law
> (NDG). According to the new law NDB (swiss intelligence service)
> will be allowed to:
> 
> - open letters
> - intercept phone calls
> - intercept sms
> - install bug devices in apparments
> - install troyans on computers and mobiles
> - apply gps trackers to vehicles
> - live-search of communications like mail or chat
> - interrupt & attack networks (domestic and foreign)
> - store all collected data for 6 months
> - companies are obliged to comply with surveillance requests
> - no more protection of lawers or journalists
> - and a lot more
> 
> 65% of voters agreed with the law.



        Thanks! I had missed that one. I was about to comment that
        sometimes they voted for the right thing (voted against
        copyright in 1866 I believe), but sometimes didn't. Most of the
        results don't look too good I'm afraid.






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> Tom.

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