Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
“I am living proof that an individual can go head to head with the most powerful intelligence agencies around the world — and win,” – Edward Snowden
“Is it really terrorism that we’re stopping? I say no…The bottom line is that terrorism …has always been a cover for actions. Terrorism evokes an emotional response.” – Edward Snowden
“I don’t want to harm my government. The fact that they’re willing to ignore due process and declare guilt without a trial … these are things we need to work against as a society.” – Edward Snowden
“There are absolutely more revelations to come. Some of the most important reporting is yet to come.” – Edward Snowden
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