While Bush & Co. are busy reducing the privacy of U.S. citizens, my fellow Swedes are fighting back on their home front. The Swedish Piratpartiet is releasing a new product called relakks, which essentially is a commercial darknet, (supposedly) allowing users to exist and interact completely anonymously while online. In a world where spyware and other online snooping is becoming increasingly pervasive and sophisticated, a commercial darknet seems like an inevitable response. And itâ€™s great to see the traditionally stoic Swedes getting pissed off at their own governmentâ€™s steps at prying on their citizenâ€™s activities. Whether or not itâ€™s a good idea for users to be able to function completely anonymously online is a sticky question (yes, I have a right to and want to retain my privacy, but on the other hand, wonâ€™t darknets allow terrorists to communicate freely online, and on the third hand, I actually donâ€™t mind some information about me being made known, since that allows for sometimes useful personalization.) Whatâ€™s more interesting here is that a political party is releasing a (sociologically) cutting edge product in support of their agenda.