July 21, 2014

Snowden to Work on Anti-Surveillance Software in Russia

Judge a man not by what he says, but by his actions. And this is especially true for men like NSA-contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden. After he fled the United States with NSA secrets in tow, he leaked the information to The Guardian, an action that made him a hero to some. He wound up hiding in Russia, which made him a traitor to others. Now, according to ZDNet.com, Snowden is working with the “hacking community” to develop a technology to hamper government surveillance. By video, Snowden told an audience at Hackers on Planet Earth, a hacking conference in New York, “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.” Creating a privacy program in the heart of propaganda-land? There’s either some massive delusion going on, or the Kremlin is about to get a massive backdoor into the secrets of the Internet. More…

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