We really haven’t been hearing too much about Edward Snowden lately. It seems the media — as with most things actually important to us and our freedoms — has just swept him and the whole situation under the rug. I was pretty psyched when I saw TED posted this talk because I knew it would be rather genuine, and it is.
In this talk, Snowden takes the stage in a virtual manner from an undisclosed location in Russia.
From the TED YouTube channel:
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.