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    Makeshift politics forum: US spying on the person, in the same boat as China and Russia.

    AA>> US spying on people, in the same boat as China and Russia.

    The US, the UK, China and Russia are "endemic surveillance societies", according to a recent study examining privacy protection around the world that gave the four nations the lowest possible rating.

    The 10th annual report showed a global increase in surveillance and a decline in privacy safeguards during 2007, as concerns over immigration and border control continued to dominate national policy agendas.

    The 2007 International Privacy Ranking, published by advocacy groups Privacy International of the UK and the Electronic Privacy Information Center in the US gave Britain the "black" or "endemic" ranking for the second year in a row.

    Gus Hosein, of Privacy International, justified the UK's low ranking, noting that the country has the world's largest network of surveillance cameras, plans for national identity cards rich with personal and biometric information, and little government accountability when personal information is lost.

    "This government has access to its people and technology that China doesn't," says Hosein. "It really is that bad here.".......



    http://technology.newscientist.com/a...veillance.html

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