Interior to monitor SMS messages, websites

From the Arab Times today [link]

I promise this is the last post of the day.  only 35 minutes left until work is over! I really should be working. 

What do you guys think? Patriot Act pt II?

‘Interior’ to monitor SMS messages, websites
KUWAIT : “Though the Constitution bans phone tapping and other methods of invading people’s privacy, Article 2 of Law No. 9 allows authorities to do so for the larger interests of the country,” Al-Watan Arabic daily quoted lawyer Talal Al-Bediwi as saying.
“Authorities, however, will have to take permission from the Public Prosecution before doing so,” he added.
The lawyer was responding to a statement released earlier by a high-ranking security official saying the Interior Ministry is planning to monitor SMS messages and websites to prevent primaries from taking place.
The official had indicated that security teams will monitor livestock pens, stables, chalets and farms, in addition to diwaniyas and houses of tribal leaders to prevent primaries.
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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Khaled
    Mar 26, 2008 @ 16:31:24

    Just so you know, Al Watan Daily (the english one) carried it a day before.

    Reply

  2. intlxpatr
    Mar 26, 2008 @ 17:22:18

    Sounds very Alice in Wonderland to me!

    Reply

  3. G and L
    Mar 26, 2008 @ 18:14:53

    What about bathrooms? I think they forgot the essential bathrooms, don’t wanna forget to tap into those..! !@#$%^&*

    Reply

  4. Cat
    Mar 26, 2008 @ 19:32:36

    3eshna w shefna

    Reply

  5. Mrm
    Mar 26, 2008 @ 23:44:50

    BIG BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1984!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ITS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!1

    Reply

  6. Bashar
    Mar 27, 2008 @ 08:38:29

    My most concern is, what about my private information in SMS?
    why should I trust people at interior not to abuse it?
    Guess that makes use of Wataniya Hush SMS, or again, it could be illegal now 🙂

    Reply

  7. Prophet
    Mar 27, 2008 @ 09:01:00

    Lool….. Are they really going to monitor livestock pens?

    I mean imagine a primary in a livestock pen:

    ‘Okay. Everybody in favor of Mohammed Mohammed say aye.”

    ‘Aye’

    ‘Aye’

    ‘Aye’

    ‘Aye’

    ‘Moooooooooo’

    *cow poops*

    ‘Goddamnit Bessy! Not on the nominee list!’

    Reply

  8. Chirp
    Mar 27, 2008 @ 10:08:27

    Khaled – thanks for the info

    intlxpatr – More like big brother!

    G&L – ya7alt’hum itha sawooha 😛

    Cat – oo wafaina 😛

    Mrm – totally! missf

    Bashar – no more privacy KHALAS 😉

    Prophet – i swear ONLY U loool!!

    Reply

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