• Steve Wozniak Talks Digital Privacy, Edward Snowden Being a 'Hero'



    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is making headlines around the world today in response to his supportive comments about famed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

    According to the former Apple executive, Snowden “gave up his own life . . . to help the rest of us.”

    The comments came during an interview over the holiday weekend when the subject of digital privacy was broached. According to Woz, who is a longtime advocate of consumer privacy in the digital age, Snowden is a "hero."

    From the interview in ArabianBusiness.com:

    “'Total hero to me; total hero,’ he gushes. ‘Not necessarily [for] what he exposed, but the fact that he internally came from his own heart, his own belief in the United States Constitution, what democracy and freedom was about. And now a federal judge has said that NSA data collection was unconstitutional.'”
    Although Woz is a clear proponent of new and groundbreaking technology, he is also acutely aware of the dangers that come with the times as a result of spying and hacking at high levels.

    “We didn’t realize that in the digital world there were a lot of ways to use the digital technology to control us, to snoop on us, to make things possible that weren’t,” Wozniak was previously quoted in a 2013 interview cited today by Fortune.

    Source: Fortune
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Wozniak Talks Digital Privacy, Edward Snowden Being a 'Hero' started by Michael Essany View original post
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