TV News LIES

Wednesday, Aug 27th

Last update02:27:38 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world's leading authors

State surveillance of personal data is theft, say world's leading authors

E-mail Print PDF

authors say spying is theftMore than 500 of the world's leading authors, including five Nobel prize winners, have condemned the scale of state surveillance revealed by the whistleblower Edward Snowden and warned that spy agencies are undermining democracy and must be curbed by a new international charter.

The signatories, who come from 81 different countries and include Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, Orham Pamuk, Günter Grass and Arundhati Roy, say the capacity of intelligence agencies to spy on millions of people's digital communications is turning everyone into potential suspects, with worrying implications for the way societies work.

They have urged the United Nations to create an international bill of digital rights that would enshrine the protection of civil rights in the internet age.

Their call comes a day after the heads of the world's leading technology companies demanded sweeping changes to surveillance laws to help preserve the public's trust in the internet – reflecting the growing global momentum for a proper review of mass snooping capabilities in countries such as the US and UK, which have been the pioneers in the field.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Burger King, Tim Hortons merge into whopper-sized firm

Burger King mergerThe U.S.-based restaurant chain made it official Tuesday announcing that it agreed to merge with the...

Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

Richard AttenboroughOscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has...

Defense rests in Blackwater trial

blackwaterFour Blackwater security guards have rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded over...

Bush and Obama Spurred Edward Snowden to Spill U.S. Secrets

Snowden spurred by Bush and ObamaBefore Edward Snowden joined Daniel Ellsberg and Chelsea Manning in the annals of American whistleblowers, he...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!