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Edvidge - The French Big Brother

The more I look around the world and wonder "where should I live?", the more I despair. Seems the French are giving the UK and the US a run for the money in creating a surveillance state (hey, at least 'surveillance' is a French word, so they've the right, yes?) From the article:

[The police database] Edvige ... was created by decree in July to store data on anyone aged 13 or above who is "likely to breach public order".

What sort of data? How about how you hang out with, your sexual orientation, your political opinions? Would you be comfortable with some some anonymous database basically storing rumors about you for government officials to peruse?

Tags: 1984, politics
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