Tag: Edward Snowden

The Dangers of Facebook: Why Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden Stay Away from the Social Giant

In a recent interview, Glenn Greenwald was asked why his colleague Edward Snowden has no social media presence – on Facebook, for instance. Greenwald told his Canadian audience, “he doesn’t use Facebook because he hates Facebook. They’re one of the worst violators of privacy in history. Nobody should use Facebook.”   Snowden himself has spoken… Read More

Edward Snowden Opens Up to NBC

“Is Edward Snowden a #Traitor or a # Patriot?”   The question is remarkable mainly for its permanence. Nearly a year after Snowden leaked classified NSA documents to journalists regarding a multitude of top-secret surveillance programs before taking spectacular flight for foreign pastures, there remains a startling lack of consensus on his legacy.   Brian… Read More

SXSW 2014: Edward Snowden Speaks at Interactive Conference

SXSW 2014 has already drawn a lot of attention. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin360.com)

Arguably the largest festival of its kind in the world, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival is a set of three conferences – interactive, music, and film – held every spring in Austin, Texas. SXSW is considered the “signature event” of Austin, and it is the highest revenue producing event for the Austin economy. Since… Read More