Punish spying? I must be abroad
While the United States is embroiled in debate over continuing revelations of official eavesdropping, data mining and other surveillance programs, democracies in Asia and Europe are grappling with similar wiretapping scandals of their own.
These stories are not well covered in America, but they demonstrate that our problem is a universal one. Regardless of geography, in the absence of strong legal and technological safeguards, officials simply cannot resist listening in.
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