Big Brother lives in Sweden?

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Swedish flag, photo by Tangaroa expedition
We thought the country of Big Brother might be China, or maybe UK. But looks like the Swedish are eager to get there first. Sweden passed a controversial wiretapping law:

Sweden on Wednesday adopted contentious legislation that will give officials sweeping powers to eavesdrop on all e-mail and telephone traffic that crosses the Nordic nation's borders.


"This is just as absurd as before. It contravenes article 12 of the U.N.'s declaration of human rights," said Per Strom from The New Welfare Foundation think tank. "It will still create a society characterized by self-censorship and anxiety."

Remember people, 1984 was meant to be a warning, not an instruction manual. Time to move the Midgard community servers out from that country?