Companies from our democratic states are creating surveillance technology and selling it to dictatorships. Muammar al-Gaddafi has been just one known client. The latest leak is about the Israelian firm NSO which created the Pegasus spyware. It was used to target blogger Jamal Khashoggi who was against the radical religiouos Wahhabits and who was then assasinated by the Saudi Arabian government. However the victims of Pegasus now leaked by coincidence do not only reside in dictatorships. A journalist in the democratic EU country Hungary was also targeted putting his sources at risk. The Salzburger Nachrichten from the 22rd of June reported that an Austrian businessman was targeted as well. Intrusive spyware and surveillance technology are antidemocratic in nature and should at best be banned wholly. At least it should be forbidden to sell such software, Edward Snowden says. Besides this it is also well known that companies like Microsoft have sold software for censorship of the internet to China and participated in the PRISM surveillance program to make the NSA access data of non US-citizens hosted by American companies. Google and Apple are not any better in this regard.
The total ban on abortion as it exists in Poland is also against the life and health of the child and mother and therefore needs to be said to be contrary to human rights. In Poland, homosexuals are excluded from many residential complexes and some cities have even declared themselves free of lesbians and gays. This is illegitimate discrimination, because lesbians and gays also want to be able to choose where they live. Where is the EU here that demands equal treatment? Even worse, the PiS government in Poland has damaged and abrogated the separation of powers as one of the foundations of every democratic state, i.e. the division into executive, legislative and jurisidictional power. The Minister of Justice can now dismiss judges there at will and without giving reasons, or keep them in office longer than planned. Poland is also ignoring a ruling by the European Court of Justice at the Turow coal mine, where it is dredging groundwater in the Czech Republic. The EU is a legislative and jurisdictional body that is to be recognized by its members. It cannot be that the Polish government does not do this but, as a net recipient, still books all the advantages for itself. I see the situation in Hungary differently. Regarding the new law, it should be noted that the homosexual orientation is clearly abnormal and that the goal of protecting children from a distorted perception of reality is legitimate. With regard to the question of immigration, it must be recognized that it is up to the rightful owners of their land, which they have inhabited for generations, to decide whom to accept and who not to. The admission of individuals personally persecuted for political reasons as covered by the asylum law cannot be used to legalize mass migration (see our previous message on this). It should be noted, however, that Hungary has to meet the criteria for corona aid in the same way as all other countries have to and that it will likely need to make improvements here.
Thordarson admitted having produced fraudulent key accusations against Julian Assange while cooperating with the FBI. We believe that the FBI as an official entity should not engage in criminal operations like directing cracker attacks against Iceland and producing wrong key evidence even if they feel that what Julian Assange has done should be punished. Nonetheless there are many people who may think about this very differently. / Software developer and antivirus pioneer John McAfee committed suicide before being extradited to the United States. He was once a US presidential candidate and charged with tax evasion and cryptocurrency fraud for trying to help Cuba circumvent the trade embargo.