After Snowden: using law and technology to counter snooping

Interesting video of a Council of Europe meeting on NSA mass surveillance. Big take-aways here:

0) While the situation we find ourselves is bleak it is not hopeless.

1) The mass surveillance perpetrated by the NSA and their international counterparts is unlawful and a violation of international civil rights.

2) We have to take an active role in protecting our own privacy by changing our own habits by using systems like Tor or GnuPG. ¬†Free Software can help but it’s not sufficient.

3) Technology isn’t enough. Laws must change.

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After Snowden: using law and technology to counter snooping