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Privacy Crime

Norwegian Police, Seeking Info On 2 Bloggers, Take Data From 7,000 Accounts 100

Posted by Soulskill
from the orders-of-magnitude dept.
xiando writes "Norwegian police were asked by officials in Italy to get personal information about two bloggers who were using a server in Oslo. The police decided the best thing to do would be to take the server's hard drive, along with personal information from about 7,000 other users (Google translation of Norwegian original). Other ISPs say this is standard operating procedure in Norway these days."
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Norwegian Police, Seeking Info On 2 Bloggers, Take Data From 7,000 Accounts

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 23, 2011 @03:36AM (#34971178) has NOTHING to do with Autism...

  • Re:Socialism at Work (Score:3, Informative)

    by melchoir55 (218842) on Sunday January 23, 2011 @03:41AM (#34971204)

    Socialism is not a form of government. It is an economic model. Tyranny does derive from economic models. Tyranny derives from the way in which a government approaches them.

    Socialism is extraordinarily far from causal in this situation.

  • Re:Socialism at Work (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday January 23, 2011 @03:56AM (#34971262)

    Your quote:

    What can you say except welcome to Socialism at work? Trust us, we're the government, we know what's best.

    I'll counter your Troll with a fact from the article:

    In pursuit of two bloggers who have been critical of a right-extremist group in Italy, the Norwegian police seized about 7,000 people.

    So no, this is not about socialism, this is about Conservatism. People who join the police and the military tend to be Right Wing, so it's not surprising that anybody critical of the Right Wing would be targeted by police. This is why anti-war and human rights activists are often harassed and spied on by governments and police forces around the world.

  • Re:And in the USA (Score:5, Informative)

    by sveinungkv (793083) on Sunday January 23, 2011 @09:14AM (#34972192)
    This thread is about the US constitution but as a Norwegian I can assure you that the Norwegian politicians ignore our constitution [] just as like the US politicians ignore the theirs.

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