NEW YORK (CBS DC) – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to put his old employer out of business. The man who leaked confidential documents to expose the extent of U.S. surveillance says he wants to develop technologies that hinder the ability of governments to electronically eavesdrop on their citizens.
Speaking via video conference from Moscow, Snowden urged a computer hackers convention in New York City to channel their energy into efforts to thwart government spying. He promised to do the same.
“We the people, you the people, you in this room right now, have both the means and the capability to improve the future by encoding our rights into programs and protocols by which we rely every day. And that’s what a lot of my future work is going to be involved in, and I hope you’ll join me in making that a reality,” Snowden told the HOPE X Conference.
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