Thursday, 7 August 2014

Despotism (2014)

For once, it seems I was way too optimistic.

In the previous post, doubting that liberal/capitalist democracy was about to collapse, as David Selbourne apparently believes, I wrote: "I am not sure the situation has deteriorated as much as Selbourne implies".

These were the news today, courtesy of The Guardian, Australia:

Website visits will be saved for two years, says Brandis
Confusion over how metadata laws will work
'You want my metadata? Get a warrant'
Should I worry about data retention?
Oliver Laughland: my 24 hours in metadata

Perhaps liberal democracy is not about to collapse in Oceania, but the Abbott government sure is trying hard.

Heil Abbott!

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