By David Jonker …..
Whether you agree with his actions or not, this new film about Edward Snowden is a “must see” for those concerned about Internet Security and data privacy.
What is there left to say about Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked thousands of confidential NSA documents to the media in 2013? His actions drove to the fore serious questions about data privacy and security. Three years on, and with a star-studded film now bringing his thrilling personal story to the big screen, both sides continue trying to untangle the question, “who is protecting whom?”
Snowden caused us to question whether governments are sincerely trying to protect us by secretly collecting our data, or if renegades like himself are keeping us safe by exposing their schemes. No matter where you stand, there is no denying that big data is opening up new questions about surveillance, freedom, privacy and protection in our digital present and future.