Edward Snowden: Privacy can’t depend on corporations standing up to the government

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden opened the Free Software Foundation’s LibrePlanet 2016 conference on Saturday with a discussion of free software, privacy and security, speaking via video conference from Russia. Snowden credited free software for his ability to help disclose the U.S. government’s far-reaching surveillance projects drawing one of several enthusiastic rounds of applause from the crowd in an MIT lecture hall. + ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Pwn2Own contest highlights renewed hacker focus on kernel issues + Apple engineers could walk away from FBI s iPhone demands or to leave a comment

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