How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014
  • Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter," he say, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

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  • Alx Singler

    Alx Singler

     yesterday +1

    Everyone attacking Snowden deserve to Dye.

  • monmixer



    Corporate America has taken over the internet.

  • Ty Vann

    Ty Vann

     yesterday +1

    I go to sleep every morning- Edward Snowden
    One day there will be a statue made for this guy

  • rhed sche

    rhed sche

     2 days ago +1

    The goverment you trust is the goverment who became a traitor. ES is a patriot to amerika

  • X Yz

    X Yz

     2 days ago

    *#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#"#*#"#" (2notice)*#*#*#*###Plea
    Hey Ed, first off, great job, your a rare breed, the world needs more people like you.
    Ok now here's an idea (disclaimer, won't work because of awareness)
    Use dopleganger to "maintain"...

  • The Scoop!

    The Scoop!

     3 days ago

    The intelligence community is at the beck and call of corporations and from its founding, encouraged unruly lawless behavior in their recruitment advertising telling potential recruits they would be able to live out their fantasies and do as they pleased. Its founder would brandish guns at waiters he had a problem with. He beat people in public.

  • The Scoop!

    The Scoop!

     3 days ago

    When the gvt does whatever it pleases without the People's knowledge or consent that is what's known as tyranny.

  • bjad


     3 days ago

    Terrorism-a cover for action.

  • Alex Landherr

    Alex Landherr

     4 days ago

    I recommend that if one is interested in this topic that one sees the PBS Frontline two-part series “United States of Secrets”, it gives a good factual background on the conduct of the U.S. intelligence community leading up to the revelation by Edward Snowden.

  • Mark T Tabor

    Mark T Tabor

     4 days ago

    A True American patriot! Cared more about the people than
    himself. The slow dis-
    education of the american people to accept what shouldn't
    be accepted. He and
    Julian Assange are like the prophets of old, hated when they expose the "corrupt".

  • grant mac

    grant mac

     7 days ago

    Dude breathing in the mic is annoying.

  • dimethaltryptamine1


     7 days ago

    I think Edward Snowdon is one of the bravest most noble people it is possible to be!!

  • sirvapalot


     7 days ago

    yes Edward i want to see good Government and PRIVATE lives we have Neither currently with Arbitrary Drug Laws and people like you living in exile

  • friedrich nietzsche

    friedrich nietzsche

     7 days ago

    I don’t need Sbowden,s Speech, because he worked for criminal CIA!!! Project:”Paper clip”

  • christian37ism


     7 days ago +1

    Two things: the creator of the www coming up to ask Snowden some questions speaks to the magnitude of Snowden’s significance. And two, I’m sure it was on purpose that this took place in a city called Whistler.

  • jennie walsh

    jennie walsh

     7 days ago

    When the wicked secret servants of Satan hold government offices, good people are PERSECUTED and PROSECUTED, while the criminals go free. The secret servants of Satan have HEAVILY, HEAVILY INFILTRATED every branch, level, bureau and agency of the USA government.
    PRAY for all the Satanists to be removed from all positions of power, authority, leadership, influence and ownership everywhere throughout America and the world.
    PRAY for God's friends to be put into all positions of power, authority, leadership, influence and ownership everywhere throughout America and the world.

  • Michele Esquilin

    Michele Esquilin

     7 days ago

    Why is China buying people's priorities and destroying the property hording it and pushing people to not grow crops and raise farms? Government and China CIA and Obama, the Iranians are being funded by we the people to kill nature and our own people nationwide terrorist groups CNN, new York times, CNBC are all involved in 5G to kill many millions of people with drones and still spying know they want to know,see, and ID everyone through technology to finish stealing everyone's land, money, kill, and cause Cancer and vaccines, the water, the burning is fake global warming that is set on purpose so the people can believe in the arson, tech, animals, people, exterminating we the people corapate,and citations, illegal programs are put behind closed doors from CIA, the sorros,, gates, rickerfellas, colts, taking the rights of illegal, inscriptions that gose against our rights if people being made forcefully that they don't and under no circumstances was made by the people, china leader and his coe terrorist, violating the law this should not happen this needs to be investigated and must be stopped immediately China leader causing lives must be put to death, the Obama, Clinton, globalist must be captured, the bush, sicotics, all that are exterminating our people must be taken and all.leaders of distribution and colt groups and the techs of all kinds of distructions of terrorism and targeting nationwide systems must be destroyed this NASA technologies corapations hijacking must be stopped because if we won't be able to access our banks or of any means of anything that is business, every day money that we need to live. We can let these governments make the America people to make our choices behind closed doors without we the people choices exterminating lives everyday worldwide these governments must be taken seriously that are looking to end the world with this cyber attacks, economic climate attacks, technology attacks weapons to wipe out worldwide these are sicotics terrorism

  • peter58peter


     7 days ago

    It is a show; 'ted's' show.

  • Justin Case

    Justin Case

     7 days ago +1

    Right or wrong, this man gave his life for all of us, for our children, our future.

  • Rob Rod

    Rob Rod

     7 days ago

    Heroic because he started to unmask part of the Government that for the longest time, has been lying to us and plotting to plan a cup against our nation..
    As well as many other reasons, why also to eradicate the threats that USA faces from within with actions such as the ones injected by pelosi as well as, schiff, nadler, biden team of sun and father...etc. etc.

    Than you both, panelist and Mr Ed Snowden