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Whether history ultimately deems him a hero or a villain, Edward Snowden has served his supporters and opponents alike by igniting a conversation on privacy in the digital age. In this fascinating teleconference interview, Snowden shares his views on an array of topical issues, including privacy during a Donald Trump presidency. Unfazed by a poor video feed, Snowden clearly voices his powerful ideas. getAbstract believes Snowden’s measured, eloquent oration will appeal to digital citizens who want to secure freedoms for themselves and for future generations.

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In 2013, computer scientist Edward Snowden, then a subcontractor at the US National Security Agency (NSA), leaked classified information about NSA surveillance practices. He advocates for online privacy.

 

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The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution protects an individual’s right to privacy. If the government wants to monitor a citizen, it must appeal to a court for a warrant. Yet mass surveillance flouts this law. Some fear that Donald Trump’s presidency will jeopardize personal privacy. But the issue of privacy doesn’t pertain to a single election, president or government. Many countries have intrusive surveillance laws. Instead of fearing a Trump presidency, society should work to build technologies that protect all citizens’ data by default. Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to end mass surveillance...


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