Macedonia introduces universal, deep telco/Internet wiretapping; hardly any MPs bother to vote

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11 Responses to “Macedonia introduces universal, deep telco/Internet wiretapping; hardly any MPs bother to vote”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is not good ,everybody will be monitored 24/7 ,this has some background intentions ,this will bring the worlds trend against piracy in Macedonia and the citizens will pay the price.One of the most beautiful countries in the world will break down ,the economy will go deep in the mad like some one said no one from the IT companies will invest now in Macedonia

  2. Anonymous says:

    You can’t have much of the local booze, they are sanctioning that as well.

    Macedonia lives in what one person called retrocommunism. All the totalitarian things from communism and none of the good stuff (like job security and low crime rates)

  3. xqwzts says:

    Wow. I was just coming along to mail in a link about a very similar law that was due to be passed in Lebanon on Tuesday.

    Voting on that bill has now been postponed for a month, but I don’t have high hopes of it being dropped all together, maybe some boingboing publicity could help.

    - here’s a link to a blog summary with some of the highlighted offensive articles: http://www.smex.org/2010/06/stop-the-vote/
    - obligatory facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stopthislaw

  4. Anonymous says:

    Happened in Sweden a year ago as well. There are some “checks and balances” in place, but the difference to the Macedonian situation is mainly cosmetic.

    We are all going down the slippery slope to fascism.

  5. mindysan33 says:

    What is this — like Yugoslavia/former Yugoslavia day at boing boing?

    Incidentally, I knew of this guy who was not too long ago (late last year?), heading into Macedonia for a rally, and was detained at the border over night. I believe he was finally allowed to travel on, but most likely only because he was lucky enough to be high profile in the region to cause an outcry over his detainment…

  6. MrsBug says:

    :Erases Macedonia off the list of Places to Live When I Get Rich:

  7. michael holloway says:

    Macedonia, Lebanon, sounds like a trend.

    Perhaps, as an organisinf tool a map of the planet with dates that bills are being introduced with a colour code, red for Macedonian type law, yellow for Canadian type law and green for what India is doing – and links to documentation and rights groups working in the nation concerned.

    I don’t have the expertise, do you know someone who does?

  8. Digilante says:

    Interestingly, Macedonia has been trying hard to position itself as a good place to open IT companies, with things like lower taxes, ease of opening a company, high speed communications infrastructure, privacy, skilled labour force and so on.

    I guess this move really kicks the ass of all those plans. No sane IT company is going to make an effort to open offices there now.

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