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Snowden's Christmas Message
12-26-2013, 12:37 PM
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Snowden's Christmas Message




"Hi, and Merry Christmas," begins Snowden. "I'm honored to have the chance to speak with you and your family this year.

"Recently, we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything we do.

"Great Britain's George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information. The types of collection in the book -- microphones and video cameras, TVs that watch us -- are nothing compared to what we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go.

"Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person. A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves -- an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's a problem, because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.

"The conversation occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can place both in the technology that surrounds us and the government that regulates it. Together, we can find a better balance. End mass surveillance. And remind the government that if it really wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying.

"For everyone out there listening, thank you, and Merry Christmas."

Those who know, know! Big Grin
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12-26-2013, 01:12 PM
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RE: Snowden's Christmas Message
It is true. Kids born now are going to grow up thinking that total surveillance is normal, and how it must have always been instead of realizing what a radical change it really is.

I guess it didn't matter whether we elected Clinton or Trump.
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12-26-2013, 01:43 PM
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Here is the raw, unedited version w/o the two babbling idiots commentary.









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12-26-2013, 04:03 PM
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RE: Snowden's Christmas Message
He left the status quo when he found out things were not what they seemed to be, and the man behind the green curtain was not as benevolent as thought to be, so he went to another place to make sure his free speech was guaranteed???!!!
How novel??!?!!!!
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