Last Friday, France's parliament overwhelmingly passed a three-month extension ofWhere's LeBeef?Youtube/Islamotion the national state of emergency, granting broad powers to law enforcement and significantly curtailing civil liberties.
The Guardian summarizes some of the new security measures:
Expanded powers to immediately place under house arrest any person if there are “serious reasons to think their behaviour is a threat to security or public order”.
More scope to dissolve groups or associations that participate in, facilitate or incite acts that are a threat to public order. Members of these groups can be placed under house arrest.
Extended ability to carry out searches without warrants and to copy data from any system found. MPs, lawyers, magistrates and journalists will be exempt.
Increased capacity to block websites that “encourage” terrorism.