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Snowden Gives Alternative Christmas Message On Channel 4 224

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the merry-overthrow-your-government dept.
codeusirae wrote in with news that Edward Snowden gave an alternative to the UK's yearly Christmas message, speaking about his objections to mass indiscriminate surveillance by governments. The message aired on channel four at 16:15. Slashgear posted a transcript. Quoting: "Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person. A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves — an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's a problem, because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be."
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Snowden Gives Alternative Christmas Message On Channel 4

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  • Re:Enough (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 25, 2013 @04:08PM (#45783277)

    He's not Jesus alright. For one, unlike Jesus, he actually exists and did something remarkable.

  • Re:Enough (Score:2, Funny)

    by tomhath (637240) on Wednesday December 25, 2013 @04:34PM (#45783381)

    There are whistle blower laws that would have protected him if he'd played by the rules. He chose to make a martyr out of himself.

    I have to agree with the GP's post though; Snowden (or more likely the organization supporting him) is on a PR blitz to keep him on the front pages for as long as possible. It's getting old hearing the same story day after day.

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