For decades, ever since a scandal in the 1980s in which Switzerland’s government was revealed to have been spying on tens of thousands of its citizens, the Swiss have been sceptical about state surveillance. CCTV cameras are rare; even Google Street View is restricted because of Swiss privacy laws.
But the dreadful events in neighbouring France have changed many Swiss minds. Despite arguments from opponents that increased surveillance would not automatically increase security, voters handed huge new powers to their intelligence services.
– via BBC News
This is how fascism starts, with people willingly handing over their freedom under the guise of safety.