Snowden warns of loss of privacy

In a two-minute video recorded in Moscow, where Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum, he spoke of concerns over surveillance and appeared to draw comparison with the dystopian tale 1984 which described a fictional state which operates widespread surveillance of its citizens.

20131227-092057.jpgVideo grab taken from Channel 4 of Edward Snowden warning about the global threat to privacy as he delivered the Channel 4 Alternative Christmas Message. Photo: Channel 4/PA Wire

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.”


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