Edward Snowden


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Your differences are not weaknesses, they are strengths.feedback
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Oct 12 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Edward Snowden is associated, including Public Service, United States, and government. Most recently, Edward Snowden has been quoted saying: “What explains the difference in Harvard's treatment between Chelsea Manning and David Petraeus? Power. Never forget who institutions serve.” in the article The uncompromising debate at the heart of the Harvard-Chelsea Manning controversy.
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Feb 12 2017

I don't know if the rumors are true. But I can tell you this: I am not afraid. There are things that must be said no matter the consequence.feedback

Feb 10 2017

Is this going to happen? I don't know. Could it happen? Sure. Am I worried about it? Not really, because here's the thing: I am very comfortable with the decisions that I've made. I know I did the right thing.feedback

Dec 22 2016

Not one page mentions this journalism won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, reformed our laws, and changed even the President's mind.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Twitter

The problem of fake news isn't solved by hoping for a referee. But rather because we as participants – we as citizens, we as users of these services – help each other. We talk, and we share, and we point out what is fake, we point out what is true. The answer to bad speech is not censorship. The answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to spread the idea that critical thinking matters now more than ever.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Twitter

So [people say], Well, we still want something to happen. Let's make the companies do this.' And they always start with the most offensive types of ideas ... things like terrorism.....We're going to get all these companies, Google, Facebook, whoever, to come together to make a database of what we think is terrorist content.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Twitter

In the United States we have a constitutional amendment that prohibits the government from regulating speech, right? Free speech. The First Amendment.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Twitter

But I wouldn't say I'm an expert on Twitter.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Twitter

Surely there's got to be a way that you can tag it as edited? If you click on the edit tab you can see the previous versions of the tweets, and something like that. There's got to be some ways to fix it out there. Just to correct things out there where people put a tweet out, it gets shared, and then they realize, Oh it had a typo in it.feedback

Nov 14 2016

If government does actually win our trust, because they go for some years and they do operate in a way that we should support, what happens when it changes?feedback

Nov 14 2016

We are starting to substitute open government for sheer authoritarianism, a government based not upon the principle of informed consent granted by people who understand its activities but rather a trust in personalities, a trust in claims, a trust in the hope that they will do the right thing.feedback

Sep 14 2016

This World War I-era law does not distinguish between those who freely give critical information to journalists in the public interest, or spies who sell it to a foreign power for their own.feedback

Jul 22 2016

When there is enough in the public record, you don't really get to decide whether or not the movie gets made.feedback

Jul 22 2016

I admitted that I did not have a plan beyond getting straight out of there (Hong Kong), I planned to ask the world for justice and see what happened. It was kind of surprising how that worked out.feedback

Mar 09 2016

The FBI says Apple has the 'exclusive technical means' to unlock the phone. Respectfully, that's bullshit.feedback

Sep 30 2015

I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public.feedback

Sep 30 2015 - Twitter

Meanwhile, a thousand people at Fort Meade just opened Twitter.feedback

Mar 06 2015

I do think Switzerland would be a sort of great political option because it has a history of neutrality.feedback

Mar 06 2015

Unfortunately no country said yes.feedback

Mar 06 2015

The only thing they have said at this point is that they would not execute me, which is not the same as a fair trial.feedback

May 28 2014 - NSA

I have worked for the Central Intelligence Agency undercover, overseas. I have worked for the National Security Agency undercover, overseas… So when they say I'm a low-level systems administrator, that I don't know what I'm talking about, I'd say it's somewhat misleading.feedback

Apr 08 2014

Human rights can only be protected if we insure that our laws have a clear meaning and the meaning of the words in those laws cannot be secretly interpreted by any legal body or intelligence agency without the public's knowledge and consent.feedback

Jan 27 2014

I'm still alive and don't lose sleep for what I did because it was the right thing to do.feedback

Jan 27 2014

These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket and then watch me die in the shower.feedback

Jan 27 2014 - NSA

What I can say is that we know that Angela Merkel was monitored by the NSA. But the question is how logical is it that she's the only one who was monitored, how likely is it that she was the German person the NSA was watching?feedback

Jan 27 2014

There are significant threats but I sleep very well.feedback

Jan 27 2014 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

I'd say that it's not very likely that anyone who was watching the German government was only watching Merkel and not her advisers nor other government officials nor ministers, heads of industries or even local government officials.feedback

Jan 24 2014

Where once you come to the government's attention, they've got a very complete record of your daily activity for the last five years.feedback

Dec 24 2013 - NSA

I am working to improve the NSA. I am still working for the National Security Agency right now. They are the only ones who don't realise it.feedback

Dec 20 2013

A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's a problem, because privacy matters.feedback

Dec 16 2013

I don't want public attention because I don't want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is doing.feedback

Dec 16 2013

I really want the focus to be on these documents and the debate which I hope this will trigger among citizens around the globe about what kind of world we want to live in.feedback

Dec 16 2013

There are more important things than money. If I were motivated by money, I could have sold these documents to any number of countries and gotten very rich. The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight. The result is people like myself have the latitude to go further than they are allowed to.feedback

Dec 16 2013

I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions. I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.feedback

Nov 01 2013

I am confident that with the support of the international community, the government of the United States will abandon this harmful behaviour.feedback

Jul 12 2013

I did not seek to sell U.S. secrets. I did not partner with any foreign government to guarantee my safety. (…) I ask for your assistance in requesting guarantees of safe passage from the relevant nations in securing my passage to Latin America as well as requesting asylum in Russia until such time as these states accede to law, and my legal travel is permitted.feedback

Jul 12 2013

This dangerous escalation represents a threat not just to the dignity of Latin America or my own personal security, but to the basic right shared by every living person to live free from persecution.feedback

Jun 12 2013 - NSA

My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. I have been given no reason to doubt your system.feedback

Jun 12 2013 - NSA

People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality.feedback

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