Snowden has it right, again. But I don’t share his ‘note of optimism’ after the dire warning. It’s a dire warning precisely because the outlook for ordinary people to overcome these powers is grim.
Tech giants such as Google or Facebook store vast amounts of personal data for their own gain but they are also “happy to hand over” this data to governments, making people vulnerable to persecution , Edward Snowden warned during an interview with RT.
Any person can pretty much be sure that “everything you’ve done, everything you’ve typed into their search box, everything you have clicked on, everything you’ve liked” is duly recorded and stored in the enormous databanks of the big tech corporations , the NSA whistleblower said addressing the UK Open Rights Group Conference (ORGCON19) in London via a video link from Moscow.