Snowden: Surveillance is ‘setting fire’ to the internet

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is “setting fire to the future of the internet”, Edward Snowden told a packed auditorium of technology innovators via video link in Austin at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on Monday.He said: “You guys are all the firefighters, and we need you to help us fix this.”The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who fled the US last year after leaking thousands of documents that revealed his employer’s extensive surveillance programmes, spoke to the audience through a choppy Google Hangout video connection running through multiple proxy servers to conceal his location.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-26519307Also see:The NSA is ‘setting fire to the future of the Internet’ states Edward Snowden as he calls for stronger online encryption
PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that the National Security Agency (NSA) is “setting fire to the future of the internet” and revealed he still believes his actions were correct and that the world has benefitted as a result of his continued releasing of classified information on communications surveillance.Speaking at SXSW from Russia, using a Google+ video feed filtered through seven proxies to hide his location, Snowden sat with a green screen projection of the US constitution behind him on the screen.
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/03/10/nsa-setting-fire-future-internet-states-edward-snowdon-he-calls-stronger-online

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