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Snowden wants UN to better protect individual privacy and rights

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden continues to speak out against government surveillance - and wants the UN to be more proactive to defend privacy.

Published Mon, Dec 1 2014 5:23 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden hopes to see the United Nations create new laws that will be able to better protect privacy and human rights among its citizens. Snowden is the co-winner of the Right Livelihood Award, the "alternative Nobel," and continues to speak out against organized government surveillance that targets regular Internet users.

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"I hope despite all we have accomplished in the last year, we all recognize that this is only the beginning," Snowden said.

Snowden also understands how other whistleblowers, journalists, editors and Internet activists have put themselves on the line while speaking out against government surveillance. "These are things that are unlikely to change soon. But they're worth it. All the prices we paid, all the sacrifices we made, I believe we'd do it again. There is so much more to do... and together we will achieve it."

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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