Authors petition UN for Digital Bill of Rights(Read article summary)
More than 500 authors, including five Nobel Prize winners, have signed a petition asking that a Digital Bill of Rights be created.
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Responding to recent widespread state spying, more than 500 authors from around the world – including five Nobel Prize winners – have signed a petition asking the United Nations for a Digital Bill of Rights.
The petition comes a day after leaders of major tech companies, including Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Yahoo, and AOL, published an open letter asking Congress and the President to take steps to restrict government surveillance.
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