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[click on image for larger] Privacy Groups Rank World's Top Surveillance Societies WIRED blog: Privacy International, a UK privacy group, and the

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Privacy Groups Rank World's Top Surveillance Societies

WIRED blog:

Privacy International, a UK privacy group, and the U.S.-based Electronic Privacy Information Center have put together a world map of surveillance societies, rating various nations for their civil liberties records.

Both the U.S. and the UK are colored black for "endemic surveillance," as are Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, China and Malaysia.

Among the trends that the two organizations have tracked:

* The 2007 rankings indicate an overall worsening of privacy protection across the world, reflecting an increase in surveillance and a declining performance on privacy safeguards. ... (read on)

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