Sweden Kills Democracy

Ars reports that Sweden just passed a bill that will allow “Sweden’s National Defense Radio Establishment to monitor citizens’ phone calls, text messages, e-mails, and Internet use without a court order.” Though the bill only applies to communications over the border, apparently almost everything (even phone calls) in Sweden passes outside the country before coming back in. Ars quotes one unidentified reader as saying, “Democracy has died in Sweden today.”