Saturday, March 22, 2014

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowdon Talks On Taking Back The Internet At TED Conference And NSA Responds - Balancing Privacy Versus Security

Edward Snowden Telepresence Image From TED 2014

Very interesting presentation by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden filmed this month at the TED 2014 conference. According to TED 2014:
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 says, "because you never know when you're going to need them."...
Here's Mr. Snowden (transcript here)

and a reply by NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett.