“Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee have both given their support for CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, with Wozniak calling him a hero while Berners-Lee said that Snowden and others like him deserved protection for bringing wrongdoing to public attention,” Daniel Robinson reports for V3. “The comments from two such leading luminaries of the technology world came in separate interviews delivered within a day of each other.”

“Berners-Lee was asked whether Snowden was a hero or villain during an online question and answer session on social network Reddit, while Wozniak was interviewed at the CeBIT technology show in Hanover,” Robinson reports. “Berners-Lee said Snowden had provided an important net overall benefit to the world in disclosing the sheer extent of the snooping activities carried out by the NSA and GCHQ. ‘I think he should be protected, and we should have ways of protecting people like him. Because we can try to design perfect systems of government, and they will never be perfect, and when they fail, then the whistleblower may be all that saves society,’ he wrote.”

Robinson reports, “[Wozniak said], ‘When I was young, the Cold War was happening. We had freedom in the US, based on the constitution and the Bill of Rights, while people in other countries could be locked up for saying or doing things, and I believed in that freedom. Now, I see one by one these freedoms crumbling. I think Edward Snowden is like me, he wanted to believe in those freedoms, he saw the US government doing illegal things against the constitution, and he had the guts to give up his life for a principle,” Wozniak said, sparking applause, before adding, ‘I wish that had been me.'”

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MacDailyNews Take:

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. – Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1961

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