Late December news roundup

The U.N. General Assembly approved a landmark measure Wednesday affirming privacy rights against unwarranted government surveillance. Germany and Brazil drafted the resolution after the leaks of Edward Snowden showed widespread U.S. spying abroad. The measure was weakened at the request of the United States and Britain to omit a declaration that foreign surveillance could amount to “human rights violations and abuses.”

Also an older one from last month on how banks are considering charging depositors for holding their money (ie negative interest rates)

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