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Edward Snowden is speaking LIVE online right now, watch....

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  1. Tensegrity

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    http://new.livestream.com/texastribune/events/2823117

    A conversation between Edward Snowden and Christopher Soghoian, the principal technologist of the American Civil Liberties Union. The conversation will be focused on the impact of the NSA's spying efforts on the technology community, and the ways in which technology can help to protect us from mass surveillance. Hear directly from Snowden about his beliefs on what the tech community can and must do to secure the private data of the billions of people who rely on the tools and services that we build. This session will be moderated by Ben Wizner, who is director of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project and Edward Snowden's legal advisor. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions.
     
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    Snowden and the SXSW speakers are demonstrating a call to arms for more secure online communication. Snowden says data should not be stored indefinitely and the tech industry needs to change the way they use data -- data from 4 years ago should not be kept on a company's servers, there's no good reason for it. It ends up giving spy agencies a way to track and is thus less secure inherently.
     
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    Thanks watching it now,
     
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    Quality sucks but it's great to see Snowden live discussing this. Not that we don't know most things about the New World Order, yet there's some food for thought.
     
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    Its buffering all the time in germany, does anybody take a screen recording?
     
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    Snowden: The mass data collection and storage hasn't helped us in any way. Specific suspects need to be surveilled but not the common citizen.

    Chris (ACLU): People who've contacted abortion clinics, gay bookstores, suicide hotlines, AIDS support groups have all been surveilled yet have plenty of obvious reasons for keeping their privacy. And let's be clear: However you feel about Snowden's NSA leaks, his leaks have improved security -- because of Snowden, security has gotten better for communications all over the place. Google now sets SSL by default, as well as Yahoo, etc.

    Twitter User: Why is it better to have companies track your info than the government?

    Snowden: Because the government is accountable to no one, whereas a company has to fight a legal battle and class action lawsuits.
     
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    Snowden: If we don't fight against U.S. government surveillance over its citizens, it'll spread to the governments of the rest of the world and eventually no one will be secure online anymore.
     
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    Quality is good if you have a good connection.

    I'm hoping we'll see it on youtube soon afterwards.
     
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    Interesting thread!

    I respect Snowden, but the below comment did not fully convinced me:

    In the US, you are able to fight a legal battle with the government too. I know in practice it gets complicated, but you still can do so nevertheless. A private company is really not that reliable either, as you really can never know what they're doing with your data in the 'brackground'.
     
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    Well yeah it was good, I was more referring to the quality when Snowden was speaking. Apart from that, it was great. Thanks for the link.
     
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    Interesting topic, looks like I missed on it. Hopefully there will be a transcript of the whole thing.
     
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    Snowden cited some important examples of where the government swept their misconduct under the rug and how politicians rarely speak about taking action against spy agencies. I forget what he cited, I'm hoping we'll see a transcript or replay online in the next few days.

    But the fact is that you can TRY to fight the gov't in court, but will you win? Jim Garrison, the lawyer who investigated the JFK assassination comes to mind. He worked very hard to find the truth and explain in court how there were discrepancies in the Warren Commission's report and how there was enough evidence that organized crime was involved along with the KGB... but what did he face? He suffered stonewalling, bugging of his offices, a tarnished reputation and even death threats, eventually running into a dismissed case due to lack of evidence, despite there being evidence.

    The point I'm trying to make is that the gov't will do shady shit because they are in control. Like most governments around the world, the U.S. is corrupt. At least corporations fear backlash from the government -- the government fears no one.
     
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    Just found this:

     
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