Sunday, October 19th, 2008 | Author:

It must be that Washington has gotten distracted by the election and the economy, because they’re about to fall way behind the UK in spying on their citizens, according to the TimesOnline.

Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance.

Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society.

But I’m not worried. Once the Wall St. execs have their billions and the election is over, I’m sure Washington will catch up.

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