[M] Snowden, 5 years later: "the people are powerless but aware"From: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jun 06 2018 13:49:44
From the «powerless is still powerless» department:
Title: Edward Snowden: 'The People Are Still Powerless, But Now They're Aware'
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:39:00 -0400
Edward Snowden has no regrets five years on from leaking the biggest cache of
top-secret documents in history. He is wanted by the US. He is in exile in
Russia. But he is satisfied with the way his revelations of mass surveillance
have rocked governments, intelligence agencies and major internet companies.
From a report Snowden, weighing up the changes, said some privacy campaigners
had expressed disappointment with how things have developed, but he did not
share it. "People say nothing has changed: that there is still mass
surveillance. That is not how you measure change. Look back before 2013 and
look at what has happened since. Everything changed." The most important
change, he said, was public awareness. "The government and corporate sector
preyed on our ignorance. But now we know. People are aware now. People are
still powerless to stop it but we are trying. The revelations made the fight
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