Edward Snowden Quotes

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Edward Snowden quotes: What is right is not always the same as what is legal What is right is not always the same as what is legal
Edward Snowden quotes: If I defected at all, I defected from the government to the public If I defected at all, I defected from the government to the public
Edward Snowden quotes: All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed. That is a milestone we left a long time ago. All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed. That is a milestone we left a long time ago.
Edward Snowden quotes: The consent of the governed is not consent if it is not informed The consent of the governed is not consent if it is not informed
Edward Snowden quotes: Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded. Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded.
Edward Snowden quotes: I told the government I'd volunteer for prison, as long as it served the right purpose, I told the government I'd volunteer for prison, as long as it served the right purpose,
Edward Snowden quotes: I have had no contact with the Chinese government. I only work with journalists. I have had no contact with the Chinese government. I only work with journalists.
Edward Snowden quotes: I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things. I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things.
Edward Snowden quotes: What the government wants is something they never had before. They want total awareness. The question is, is that something we should be allowing? What the government wants is something they never had before. They want total awareness. The question is, is that something we should be allowing?
Edward Snowden quotes: The immoral cannot be made moral through the use of secret law. The immoral cannot be made moral through the use of secret law.
Edward Snowden quotes: A lot of people in 2008 voted for Obama. I did not vote for him. I voted for a third party. But I believed in Obama's promises. A lot of people in 2008 voted for Obama. I did not vote for him. I voted for a third party. But I believed in Obama's promises.
Edward Snowden quotes: The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change. The greatest fear that I have regarding the outcome for America of these disclosures is that nothing will change.
Edward Snowden quotes: There are cyber threats out there, this is a dangerous world, and we have to be safe, we have to be secure no matter the cost. There are cyber threats out there, this is a dangerous world, and we have to be safe, we have to be secure no matter the cost.
Edward Snowden quotes: The NSA routinely lies in response to congressional inquiries about the scope of surveillance in America. The NSA routinely lies in response to congressional inquiries about the scope of surveillance in America.
Edward Snowden quotes: I took what I knew to the public, so what affects all of us can be discussed by all of us in the light of day, and I asked the I took what I knew to the public, so what affects all of us can be discussed by all of us in the light of day, and I asked the world for justice.
Edward Snowden quotes: I know the media likes to personalize political debates, and I know the government will demonize me. I know the media likes to personalize political debates, and I know the government will demonize me.
Edward Snowden quotes: My perspective is if you're not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don't care enough. My perspective is if you're not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don't care enough.
Edward Snowden quotes: Your rights matter, because you never know when you're going to need them. Your rights matter, because you never know when you're going to need them.
Edward Snowden quotes: I'm not a spy, which is the real question I'm not a spy, which is the real question
Edward Snowden quotes: There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency. There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency.
Edward Snowden quotes: Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest. Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.
Edward Snowden quotes: I have no relationship with the Russian government at all. I have no relationship with the Russian government at all.
Edward Snowden quotes: FBI creating a world where citizens rely on Apple to defend their rights, rather than the other way around. FBI creating a world where citizens rely on Apple to defend their rights, rather than the other way around.
Edward Snowden quotes: The work of a generation is beginning here, with your hearings, and you have the full measure of my gratitude and support. The work of a generation is beginning here, with your hearings, and you have the full measure of my gratitude and support.
Edward Snowden quotes: You will never be completely free from risk, if you're free. The only time you can be free from risk is when you're in prison. You will never be completely free from risk, if you're free. The only time you can be free from risk is when you're in prison.
Edward Snowden quotes: We need to put the security back in the National Security Agency. We can't have the national surveillance agency. We need to put the security back in the National Security Agency. We can't have the national surveillance agency.
Edward Snowden quotes: I would rather be without a state than without a voice. I would rather be without a state than without a voice.
Edward Snowden quotes: So many of the things we're told by the government simply aren't true. So many of the things we're told by the government simply aren't true.
Edward Snowden quotes: Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give to an American. Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give to an American.
Edward Snowden quotes: 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. 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.
Edward Snowden quotes: I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong. I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong.
Edward Snowden quotes: I don't want to hide. If I get arrested, I get arrested. I don't want to hide. If I get arrested, I get arrested.
Edward Snowden quotes: I'm still alive, and I don't lose sleep because I have done what I feel I needed to do, it was the right thing to do and I am not I'm still alive, and I don't lose sleep because I have done what I feel I needed to do, it was the right thing to do and I am not going to be afraid.
Edward Snowden quotes: Our founders did not write that We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all US Persons are created equal. Our founders did not write that We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all US Persons are created equal.
Edward Snowden quotes: It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised - and it should be. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised - and it should be.
Edward Snowden quotes: We have to be able to reject disproportionate and unjustified responses in the cyber domain just as we do in the physical domain. We have to be able to reject disproportionate and unjustified responses in the cyber domain just as we do in the physical domain.
Edward Snowden quotes: They are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them. They are intent on making every conversation and every form of behavior in the world known to them.
Edward Snowden quotes: The NSA and Israel wrote Stuxnet together. The NSA and Israel wrote Stuxnet together.
Edward Snowden quotes: We watch our own people more closely than anyone else in the world. We watch our own people more closely than anyone else in the world.
Edward Snowden quotes: Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free. Under observation, we act less free, which means we effectively are less free.
Edward Snowden quotes: My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate. My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate.
Edward Snowden quotes: We have the means and we have the technology to end mass surveillance without any legislative action at all, without any policy changes. We have the means and we have the technology to end mass surveillance without any legislative action at all, without any policy changes.
Edward Snowden quotes: These programs were never about terrorism: they're about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They're about power. These programs were never about terrorism: they're about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They're about power.
Edward Snowden quotes: I'm not a spy for Russia or China or any other country for that matter. I'm not a spy for Russia or China or any other country for that matter.
Edward Snowden quotes: I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American. I'm neither traitor nor hero. I'm an American.
Edward Snowden quotes: The sad truth is that societies that demand whistleblowers be martyrs often find themselves without either, and always when it matters the most. The sad truth is that societies that demand whistleblowers be martyrs often find themselves without either, and always when it matters the most.
Edward Snowden quotes: I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions. I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions.
Edward Snowden quotes: The only thing I fear is the harmful effects on my family, who I won't be able to help any more. That's what keeps me up at night. The only thing I fear is the harmful effects on my family, who I won't be able to help any more. That's what keeps me up at night.
Edward Snowden quotes: I do not expect to see home again. I do not expect to see home again.
Edward Snowden quotes: So when they say I'm a low-level systems administrator, that I don't know what I'm talking about, I'd say it's somewhat misleading, So when they say I'm a low-level systems administrator, that I don't know what I'm talking about, I'd say it's somewhat misleading,
Edward Snowden quotes: Suspicionless surveillance does not become okay simply because it's only victimizing 95% of the world instead of 100%. Suspicionless surveillance does not become okay simply because it's only victimizing 95% of the world instead of 100%.
Edward Snowden quotes: And that's not something I'm willing to support, it's not something I'm willing to build and it's not something I'm willing to live under. And that's not something I'm willing to support, it's not something I'm willing to build and it's not something I'm willing to live under.
Edward Snowden quotes: My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them. My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.
Edward Snowden quotes: You can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk. You can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk.
Edward Snowden quotes: I'm still working for the government. I'm still working for the government.
Edward Snowden quotes: When it comes to the internet, when it comes to the United States' technical economy, we have more to lose than any other nation on earth. When it comes to the internet, when it comes to the United States' technical economy, we have more to lose than any other nation on earth.
Edward Snowden quotes: You gotta fight for your right ... to party! You gotta fight for your right ... to party!
Edward Snowden quotes: The US government still has no idea what documents I have because encryption works The US government still has no idea what documents I have because encryption works
Edward Snowden quotes: Privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be, Privacy matters; privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be,
Edward Snowden quotes: I've been a spy for almost all of my adult life - I don't like being in the spotlight. I've been a spy for almost all of my adult life - I don't like being in the spotlight.
Edward Snowden quotes: US has to be able to rely on a safe and interconnected internet in order to compete with other countries. US has to be able to rely on a safe and interconnected internet in order to compete with other countries.
Edward Snowden quotes: The United States Government has placed me on no-fly lists. The United States Government has placed me on no-fly lists.
Edward Snowden quotes: Privacy is a function of liberty. Privacy is a function of liberty.
Edward Snowden quotes: The 'music' is not an open court and a fair trial. The 'music' is not an open court and a fair trial.
Edward Snowden quotes: I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression. I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression.
Edward Snowden quotes: There is a technical solution to every political problem, There is a technical solution to every political problem,
Edward Snowden quotes: I do not expect to see home again, though that is what I want. I do not expect to see home again, though that is what I want.