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Edward Snowden: “The Most Powerful Institutions in Society Have Become the Least Accountable”

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Snowden, speaking via video link, said the thing that “chilled” him the most in his discovery of the spying operations was that “intelligence collection and surveillance more broadly was happening in an entirely different way,” and was “no longer the targeted surveillance of the past.”

“The problem isn’t data protection, the problem is data collection,” Snowden said. “Regulation and protection of data presumes that the collection of data in the first place was proper, that it is appropriate, that it doesn’t represent a threat or a danger.”

“What do you do when the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable to society?”

Curated from CNBC

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