Edward Snowden: How Your Cell Phone Spies on You

Edward Snowden explains the problem of companies legally owning your data – as opposed to you yourself owning your data.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFns39RXPrU


Government says: "Everything they [companies] do is legal [...] so it's fine" Our perspective as a public should be: "Well, that's actually the problem, because this isn't okay. The scandal isn't how they're breaking the law. The scandal is that they don't have to break the law.

– at 19m21s

Nobody has a privacy right for anything that's held by a company. And so long as they do that, companies are going to be extraordinarily powerful and they're going to be extraordinarily abusive.

– at 23m0s

This is data about human lives. It is data about people. [...] It's not data that's being exploited. It's people that are being exploited. It's not data that's being manipulated. It's *you* that's being manipulated.

– at 23m16s