And Now For Some Holiday Cheer From Edward Snowden

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12.26.13 12 Comments

Oh hey there! Did everyone have a great Christmas? Did you all eat and drink too much, just as we did? Do you feel fat today, just like we do? Yeah, well, join the club! Now here’s a video Edward Snowden released on Christmas day to bring you back down to reality.

“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…”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.”

Thanks for the holiday cheer, Ed!

(Via NY Times)

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