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 says, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
Weeks after the first major NSA revelations so many questions remain, but some facts are clear. The world is a surveillance state. Now their corporate allies in crime publicly lash out to distance themselves from the scandal. The conversation is in transition and the focus is shifting from the people, to the elites
Anonymous turned the tables on the F.B.I. by listening in on a conference call last month between the bureau, Scotland Yard and other foreign police agencies about their joint investigation of the group and its allies.