300,000 back bid for referendum on Big Brother phone tap law

300,000 back bid for referendum on Big Brother phone tap law Over 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a referendum on the new Dutch law on telephone tapping, described by its opponents as a charter for Big Brother.

If enough of the signatures are valid, the referendum is likely to be held in March, on the same day as the local elections. This will also make it more likely that at least 30% of

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Big brother referendum backers have 179,000 signatures so far

Big brother referendum backers have 179,000 signatures so farPhoto: Depositphotos.com

Opponents of new Dutch legislation giving the security services vastly increased powers to intercept and monitor digital communications, have collected 179,000 signatures so far in their efforts to force a referendum on the issue.

In total, the campaign, launched earlier this year by students, needs to gather 300,000

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IDN TAKE: SAAB Unveils A26 Super Stealth 'Ghost Submarine'

IDN TAKE: SAAB Unveils A26 Super Stealth 'Ghost Submarine'
IDN TAKE: SAAB Unveils A26 Super Stealth 'Ghost Submarine'

by Shinod Raghavan

SAAB unveils A26 superstealth 'ghost submarine' that is virtually invisible to enemies and even allows divers to silently enter and exit.

  • Special pod allows divers to enter and exit sub while underwater
  • Built to include rubber damping and acoustic baffling to reduce noise
  • Hull shape and fins designed to make it appear almost
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