German gov: "We know where you live"
Quote: "The German Interior Minister is determined to bring about legitimised state hacking..."
It's bad enough watching our homegrown mad-dog politicians going hell for leather toward totalitarianism. But the idea of the bureaucratically efficient Germans leading the way is even more frightening. I'm sorry* to sound xenophobic but our Teutonic chums have a bit of form in this area as no end of Jews, gypsies, Poles, and Slavs will attest. Lessons of history, leopards and spots an' all that...
For six decades it's been a comforting conceit of us Brits to say of pre-war Germany "Oh, it could never happen here." Yes it could. In fact, it has, courtesy of Blunkett, Reid and now Jacqui Smith
* I made that bit up - I'm not sorry at all