1. I was under the impression we were talking about Cambodia, but yeah, obviously Russia and China do the same, but do 3 wrongs make a right? Tbh, I'm impressed with Cambodia's record, it's not spotless, but it could be far stricter. If it were so draconian, why are 440 and CEO still here?Administrator wrote: ↑Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:08 pm@xinyua we talk about providers and widescale traffic interception/monitoring. Not individual companies who censor and harvest data. So you might want to compare it to the Russian and Chinese state firewall models.
EU and USA do not really have a similar system in place. Interception is mostly done by intelligence and law enforcement units. Some censorship by labeling things "fake news" and of course the mentioned companies. But most have no direct result on your personal freedom like the social credit system of China, jail in Russia or here/Thailand when you post stuff the King or PM do not like.
2. I would hazard a guess that Angela Merkel and other allied leaders who were spied on by the NIS et all would disagree with you on that.
3. Was it only the NIS who were involved with Snowden and Manning, or did they also get help from the private companies I mentioned? I think it's extremely naïve to believe that mega corporations who pay very little tax don't do favors for dodgy info.