The idea of individual privacy takes another nose-dive in the US:
“A federal magistrate is granting Sony the right to acquire the internet IP addresses of anybody who has visited PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz*s website from January of 2009 to the present … Sony also won subpoenas (PDF) for data from YouTube and Google, as part of its lawsuit against the 21-year-old New Jersey hacker, as well as Twitter account data linked to Hotz, who goes by the handle GeoHot.
“Hotz is accused of breaching the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other laws after he published an encryption key and software tools on his website that allow PlayStation owners to gain complete control of their consoles from the firmware on up.”
Once again, enforcing corporate protection requires that protection for individuals be removed. How on earth can a country allow that to happen? It happens because the modern consumerist-capitalist Nation State is nothing more than a trade association for the corporations.