Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day.In a two-minute video recorded in Moscow, where Snowden has been granted temporary asylum, he spoke of concerns over surveillance and appeared to draw comparison with the dystopian tale “1984” which described a fictional state which operates widespread surveillance of its citizens.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/12/25/usa-snowden-privacy-idINDEE9BO04520131225Also see:Edward Snowden broadcasts Channel 4’s alternative Christmas Day message
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who prompted a worldwide debate when he leaked a cache of top secret documents about US and UK spying, has recorded a Christmas Day television message in which he calls for an end to the mass surveillance revealed by his disclosures.The short film was recorded for Channel 4, which has 20-year history of providing unusual but relevant figures as an alternative to the Queen’s Christmas message shown by other UK broadcasters. It will be Snowden’s first television appearance since arriving in Moscow.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/24/edward-snowden-channel-4-christmas-day-messageTV Message by Snowden Says Privacy Still Matters
In a message broadcast Wednesday on British television, Edward J. Snowden, the former American security contractor, urged an end to mass surveillance, arguing that the electronic monitoring he has exposed surpasses anything imagined by George Orwell in “1984,” a dystopian vision of an all-knowing state.”A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all,” Mr. Snowden said in a Christmas Day message shown by Channel 4. “They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves — an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/world/europe/snowden-christmas-message-privacy.html

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