Here Comes Big Brother

Back in May, France passed a law which allows the government to better (or at least legally) spy on its citizens. They don’t need to go to a judge in order to listen in on or record phone calls, track cell phone GPS, check emails, explore peoples’ browser histories, break into suspects homes to plant microphones and cameras, or hack peoples’ computers.

Obviously this was controversial, particularly because the terms over when the government can do these things are vague. Even so, in light of the recent attacks, it’s pretty much a given that they are going to increase their surveillance efforts.

Espionage aside, what happened in France was tragic and I wish the victims and their families the best.

Check out the full article and let me know what you think in the comments. Is it right for the government to legally have this kind of power?

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