How to protect ourselves – Great 1 hour live interview with Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden gave a fantastic and important 1 hour interview to live at the sxws convention. It tells you how you can make it difficult and expensive to the NSA to steal our data. It won’t he impossible, but complicated. The more people who follow his suggestion the harder it will be to spy on us. Here is the transcript and video:

sxws full transcript and video


Here is a part of one of his answers, why the NSA is wasting energy to spy on everyone rather than on suspects:

As I said in our European Parliament testimony, we’ve actually have tremendous intelligence failures because we’re monitoring the internet; we’re monitoring, you know, everybody’s communications instead of suspects’ communications. That lack of focus have caused us to miss news we should have had. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Bombers. the Russians have warned us about it. But we didn’t a very poor job investigating, we didn’t have the resources, and we had people working on other things. If we followed the traditional model, we might have caught that. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab the underwear bomber, same thing. His father walked into a US Embassy, he went to CIA officer and said my son is dangerous. Don’t let him go to your country. Get him help. We didn’t follow up, we didn’t actually investigate this guy. We didn’t get a dedicated team to figure what was going on because we spent all of this money, we spent all of this time hacking into Google and Facebook to look at their data center. What did we get out of that? We got nothing. And there are two White House investigations that confirm that.