thoughts and observations of a privacy, security and internet researcher, activist, and policy advisor

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Liberal Journalists Strike Back

The Economist has started a series of articles on the erosion of civil liberties in the so-called "war on terror":
As we intend to show in a series of articles starting this week (see article), the past six years have seen a steady erosion of civil liberties even in countries that regard themselves as liberty's champions.
This echoes similar series about new surveillance powers and other uncilvil means that have already been published in big liberal German papers and magazines like Die Zeit or Der Spiegel. A clear sign that the almost unconditional support for more executive powers and secrecy in the name of security that was so prevalent after 9/11 has massively eroded.


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