Edward Snowden accuses major technology companies, including Facebook, Google and Amazon of & # 39; abusing & # 39; of customers by collecting personal data and making them vulnerable to surveillance
- Edward Snowden has criticized internet giants Google and Amazon, Facebook
- He claims that business models collect and allow personal data government access
- Snowden spoke on Monday at the Web Summit in Lisbon via a video link
Edward Snowden has criticized internet giants Google, Amazon and Facebook for the & # 39; abuse & # 39; of personal data and states that people must understand the privacy threat against them.
It has been six years since Snowden revealed to the public the worrying extent of the National Security Agency's massive surveillance activities.
He now believes technology companies are guilty of misusing data, claiming to make populations vulnerable by collecting personal data that they then make available to governments in a & # 39; Faustian bargain & # 39; or & # 39; dealing with the devil & # 39 ;.
Edward Snowden has criticized internet giants Google and Amazon, Facebook because of the & # 39; abuse & # 39; of personal information. Shown on Web Summit, Lisbon, via video link
Snowden said on Monday at the Web Summit in Lisbon via a video link that people & # 39; were crazy about the right people for the wrong reasons & # 39; and questioned the legality of data collection practices. Cnet.
Snowden said: & # 39; These people are abusing, especially when you look at Google and Amazon, Facebook and their business model.
& # 39; And yet every bit of it is legal. Whether we are talking about Facebook or the NSA, we have legalized the abuse of the person through the personal. & # 39;
Speaking at the summit, Snowden discredited the introduction of GDPR in the EU and called it a & # 39; paper tiger & # 39;
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In 2013, Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, decided to switch from obscure US intelligence community to whistleblower
In 2013, Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, decided to switch from obscure US intelligence community to whistleblower – to initiate a national debate on the extent of government surveillance by intelligence agencies desperately repeating 11 attacks wanted to occur in September.
Intelligence officers conducting annual classified damage assessments based on Snowden's disclosures say the documents will trickle into the public domain for years to come.
Speaking at the summit, Snowden discredited the introduction of GDPR in the EU by the & # 39; paper tiger & # 39; since very few fines for data misuse were imposed – despite high fines of $ 57 million for Google and $ 230 million for British Airways, Cnet.
Add: & # 39; If we have learned anything from 2013, it is ultimately that everything is leaking. & # 39;
Snowden called for the basic principles of the internet to be redesigned so that people are not asked to trust and disclose so much information to every company they communicate with online, he added that & we are the only one that can protect & # 39 ;.
In his recent memoir, Snowden writes that his seven years of working for the NSA and the CIA led him to conclude that the American intelligence community hacked the constitution & # 39;
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