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Top 10 Quotes by Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden gave up his whole life to expose the criminal activities of the US govt, by revealing the extensive data collection and recording network setup by their security agencies. He gave up his high paying job, house, girlfriend, family, freedom and future, because his morals wouldn’t let him sit by idly while the US …

Top 10 Quotes by Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden gave up his whole life to expose the criminal activities of the US govt, by revealing the extensive data collection and recording network setup by their security agencies. He gave up his high paying job, house, girlfriend, family, freedom and future, because his morals wouldn’t let him sit by idly while the US government eroded whatever privacy the public had left. He hopes that the public makes a stand against the actions of the US government, and helps to prevent their push towards a New World Order where everyone is tracked 24/7. Below are the top 10 quotes from interviews since he fled the USA and released the information.

#1 “…I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”

#2 “The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything.”

#3 “With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your e-mails or your wife’s phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your e-mails, passwords, phone records, credit cards.”

#4 “Any analyst at any time can target anyone. Any selector, anywhere… I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President…”

#5 “…they are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them.”

#6 “Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded. …it’s getting to the point where you don’t have to have done anything wrong, you simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call, and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with, and attack you on that basis, to sort of derive suspicion from an innocent life.”

#7 “I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.”

#8 “I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.”

#9 “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong.”

#10 “I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions, and that the return of this information to the public marks my end.”

Aisha Sabeer

Aisha Sabeer

Aisha Sabeer is a budding writer from Canada. She has a keen interest in science and comparative religion, and loves travelling the world and meeting other Muslims.
Aisha Sabeer
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