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Welcome to 1984

Well my friends, today is 1984. This post is not about development, no. It's about four new laws that really kicks the concept of personal integrity in the ass.
Here in Sweden both FRA and the IPRED are now in place with the data retention-law and ACTA on the way. I dedicate this post to try and summarize these laws and directives. Many of these links are in Swedish but some are were available in English as well.

FRA
Is a Swedish legislative package that authorizes the state to warrantlessly wiretap all telephone and Internet traffic that crosses Sweden's borders. Which is just about all internet bound traffic. This was of course done in the name of national security, as if someone would send unencrypted messages if they were planning to do a terrorist attack.

IPRED
DMCA-light. It enables a 3:rd party to get information about who had a certain IP-address at a specific time, if they present reasonable evidence that some one has file shared from that address. When they get the in…