TIme to close tabs. This time two of the links will be in Swedish, sorry about that.

  • Fokus writes Spelet om FRA (SE). This is an article about what happened behind the scenes when the  Swedish parliament pushed through its recent signal tapping laws. If true, it is really incredibly stuff fit for any Tom Clancy novel. When the prime minister in Sweden is raging “either your with me or egainst me” in front of his inner circle, you now something is very, very wrong.
  • Brokep, one of the admins of The Pirate Bay, writes Sverige – väx upp! (SE). The background is simple, there is a terrible murder of children in a Swedish small town (actually my home town, close to my mom), the documents from the proceedings, which includes pictures of the murdered children, is published by the court as official public documents for anyone to look at, the documents end up on The Pirate Bay. Simple eh? And you’d thinks it’s fairly clear whom to blame? Yes, of course it’s the eviiil Pirate Bays Fault! Eviiiil….
  • I don’t understand economy. But it’s clear something has gone very, very wrong in the States. Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes The Fourth Quadrant: A manp of the limits of statistics over at Edgo.org. Jaw-droppingly good article about risk, risk management and probabilities in statistics. Oh, and for your light entertainment, John Cole’s had enough