Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Populations Rather Than Individuals

It's not that every intelligence agency is evil.  It's not that they never do any good at all.  We want to have some level of intelligence-gathering. We want to be able to investigate criminals; we want to be able to respond to military threats.  But that's a very far cry from watching everyone in society without regard to their guilt or innocence -- to the mass surveillance of entire populations rather than individual people.

-- Fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in a Q&A session with a London audience set up by Amnesty International, 2 June 2015

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