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A society under surveillance is no longer a democracy y.

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More 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.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/10/surveillance-theft-worlds-leading-authors

 

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More 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.

 

And how do these "bright minds" want to fix the problem? Oh, have the UN step in with global legislation. 

No thanks. 

Also, we live in a Constitutionally-restrained Republic, in the USA, not a Democracy. 
(minor point, but it gets annoying when people always get that little fact wrong)

We already have the 4th Amendment to the Constitution protecting our privacy(or at least it is supposed to). Since they decided that they could simply ignore that clearly written restraint to their power, why would any further legislative action (by anyone) be any better?

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