Tim Berners-Lee joins Edward Snowden onstage for virtual high-five and privacy chat

By Jack Pitt-Brooke | March 19 2014 | theindependent.co.uk Ex-NSA contractor appeared onstage via telepresence robot, promising that there were "more revelations to come" NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance last night at a TED talk in Canada. Speaking via a ‘telepresence robot’ from an unspecified location in Russia, Snowden echoed Tim Berners-Lee’s recent warning about the danger of a restricted internet. He told the audience: “Today, if you go on to Amazon and ...
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Tim Berners-Lee: ‘We should have ways of protecting people like Snowden’

By Katie Rogers | March 12 2014 | theguardian.com After telling the Guardian that the internet needs its own bill of rights, the web inventor opened up the discussion to Reddit. Tim Berners-Lee thinks the internet deserves its own bill of rights. Twenty-five years after writing a draft proposal about what would later become the world wide web – and one day after describing his proposal of an internet ‘Magna Carta’ to the Guardian’s Jemima Kiss – Berners-Lee took his idea to an interested a...
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The Leading Men: The 15 Most Influential Cultural Figures of the New Millennium

By Bret Begun | September 15 2015 | Details.com The Whistle-Blower: Edward Snowden He lifted the lid on secret government surveillance to reveal how our freedoms were being abused in the name of national security. Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward J. Snowden biopic may strike many moviegoers as redundant. The Wachowskis got there first. The Matrix depicted a time when a lone fugitive would pierce the veil of the world as we know it to reveal the world as it actually is. Keanu Reeves' Neo—...
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Edward Snowden says he sees progress on privacy since his 2013 intelligence leak

Katie Pearce | February 18 2016 | Hub.JHU.edu NSA whistleblower, now in exile in Russia, visits Johns Hopkins virtually as part of Foreign Affairs Symposium Edward Snowden told a capacity crowd at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday night "it doesn't really matter what I think" about the covert surveillance data he exposed in June 2013. But Snowden's thoughts on intelligence gathering, data privacy, and other issues were precisely what everyone came to Shriver Hall to hear. "The focus on persona...
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