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CULTURE & COMMUNICATION / Edward Snowden: 'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware'
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 10/06/2018
Translations available: Español 

Edward Snowden: 'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware'

Ewen MacAskill
Alex Hern


 

Five years after historic NSA leaks, whistleblower tells the Guardian he has no regrets



Edward Snowden remains in exile in Russia. Photograph: Lindsay Mills

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.

In a phone interview to mark the anniversary of the day the Guardian broke the story, he recalled the day his world – and that of many others around the globe – changed for good. He went to sleep in his Hong Kong hotel room and when he woke, the news that the National Security Agency had been vacuuming up the phone data of millions of Americans had been live for several hours.

Snowden knew at that moment his old life was over. “It was scary but it was liberating,” he said. “There was a sense of finality. There was no going back.”

What has happened in the five years since? He is one of the most famous fugitives in the world, the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, a Hollywood movie, and at least a dozen books. The US and UK governments, on the basis of his revelations, have faced court challenges to surveillance laws. New legislation has been passed in both countries. The internet companies, responding to a public backlash over privacy, have made encryption commonplace.

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 more even.”

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Courtesy of The Guardian
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/04/edward-snowden-people-still-powerless-but-aware
Publication date of original article: 04/06/2018
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=23531

 

Tags: Edward SnowdenNSA leaksCitizen surveillanceUS EspionageUS Empire
 

 
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