Most People already have heard of Mr. Schäuble, the Minister of the Interior of Germany who is constantly and partially successfully trying to convert Germany into a surveillance state. Platter is the Austrian equivalent of Schäuble. He is less known, but more effective: Here in Austria, we already have a fully functional surveillance state since 2 weeks.
Now, there is a website named, which is a community driven approach to fight back: To follow and observe Mr. Platter and to document his life, via youtube videos, flickr pictures and blog posts. A nice idea, IMO. Unfortunately, they don't observe his private life, only the public part, because this would be illegal otherwise.

five comments, already:

Nothing stopping you from moving to Canada. I think I’d like to go there someday. Just as soon as NewEgg starts shipping there. :D
Frobozz - 14 01 08 - 18:21

jens - 14 01 08 - 19:05

Just move to America, the land of the free.
Joseph Smith - 14 01 08 - 20:54

IMO this just proves that the democracy doesn’t work propertly today, since most people probably doesn’t want a surveillance state. Sorry for my bad english.
IDontWantToWriteMyNameHere - 15 01 08 - 13:10

LOL @ the t-shirt!
And since when does Democracy work properly? I don’t even think it’s possible for it to work the way it should.
doofi - 16 01 08 - 20:06

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