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Q&A: Edward Snowden on rights, privacy, secrets and leaks in conversation with Jimmy Wales – Wikitribune

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Good interview with Snowden. I appreciate reading and hearing his opinions on these topics. I particularly like his view on protecting privacy.

Privacy is the fountainhead of all other rights. Privacy is where rights are derived from, because privacy is the right to the self. Privacy is the right to a free mind. Privacy is the ability to have something, anything, for yourself, for you.

It pains me a bit when Julian Assange and Snowden are bucketed together. I believe Assange is a crypto anarchist. Snowden I believe is actually operating on a defined set of ethics and trying to fix something that he clearly saw as wrong.

Posted on January 6, 2018

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