The latest scheme from the British Government suggests to this writer that the tide may actually increase - people will feel less oppressed in many countries that were perhaps previously thought to be repressive.
The scheme, which is incredibly ambitious, will be in words from this Gizmodo article, "[a] one-stop-shop database [which] will retain details of all calls, texts, emails, instant messenger conversations and websites accessed in the UK for up to two years."
The bill for the taxpayer will be colossal - well into nine figures, and this will be done without an act of parliament.
Democracy in action then, so that's all right isn't it?
I'm glad that I don't live there any more.
Until the next time.