According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.
Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what we can do to protect our privacy.
His first answer called for a reform of government policies. Some people take the position that they « don’t have anything to hide, » but he argued that when you say that, « You’re inverting the model of responsibility for how rights work »:
When you say, ‘I have nothing to hide,’ you’re saying, ‘I don’t care about this right. You’re saying, ‘I don’t have this right, because I’ve got to the point where I have to justify it.’ The way rights work is, the government has to justify its intrusion into your rights.
He added that…
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