Woz: Edward Snowden is a ‘total hero to me’

“Steve Wozniak reaffirmed his staunch support for digital privacy in an interview over the weekend in which the Apple co-founder called National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden ‘a hero,'” Tom Huddleston reports for Fortune.

“Over the weekend, Wozniak reiterated his admiration for Snowden in an interview with ArabianBusiness.com in which the inventor said Snowden ‘gave up his own life… to help the rest of us,'” Huddleston reports. “Wozniak went on to tell the publication more on his feelings about Snowden: ‘Total hero to me; total hero,’ he gushes. ‘Not necessarily [for] what he exposed, but the fact that he internally came from his own heart, his own belief in the United States Constitution, what democracy and freedom was about. And now a federal judge has said that NSA data collection was unconstitutional.'”

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  1. Why does it seem there are always some with no conscience about treading on other people’s freedom, our country and the U.S. Constitution? What is it they do not understand?

    I understand security is important but then the Ben Franklin quote springs to mind: “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

  2. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    Even when the government overreaches itself, it gives no one the right to put others at risk with an ill-conceived so-called “correction” of the problem – especially one that doesn’t correct the problem.

    Woz, like anyone, has his areas of expertise. This isn’t one of them.

    1. Snowden was appalled that the US had a surveillance system in place that the US public did not know about and was being actively hidden from not only the public but our elected representatives.

      He completely fixed THAT problem. Now we can have a public debate.

      But apparently you see no value in being informed of the problem unless Snowden singlehandedly stops all the surveillance himself.

      Your lack of appreciation for what someone HAS done for you at great sacrifice, because they haven’t done EVERYTHING for you is like expecting political welfare.

      1. If Snowden, who had a high security clearance, was ‘appalled’ that the US had a ‘secret’ surveillance system then he must have been an idiot. And no, he didn’t ‘fix’ anything. If he did he wouldn’t currently be living in RUSSIA, a country notorious for spying on its own citizens.

  3. The right wing has declared Snowden a traitor. He’s not, but they don’t let truth get in their way. Congratulations to Woz for seeing the depth of the issue and standing for principal and not letting my team vs. your team politics get in the way.

    1. Not all “right wing”er’s think he is a traitor.

      I’m a conservative, not a republican or “right wing”, and I think Snowden did the right thing as a whistle blower.

      That being said, anything that Snowden knew or might have known x number of years ago is probably just a sliver of what is happening now. It’s probably far worse then we can even imagine.

    2. It is NOT a left wing/right wing issue. It is a Freedom Issue. And remember, Snowden left under this administration’s work. If you want to throw stones, throw them at politicians equally. We used to be able to disagree peacefully and party together. Now it is “divide and hate”, . . . and we are seeing the result of this on this forum.

      The Future of surveillance is: The idea of a police state by bringing local police under federal guidelines and control – which is as threatening as unabridged phone surveillance.

        1. Snowden was no ‘whistle-blower’. Whistle-blowers don’t steal classified documents they swore to protect and flee the country. To Russia, for Christ’s sake!

    3. He is most definitely a traitor. At worst he is a criminal and a fugitive. What he did is not whistleblowing, it was divulging classified information that your elected officials knew everything about supported. I hope he finds his way back soon–he should be tried in a court of law.

      1. Tried in a ‘court of la’ that you have already found him guilty in?

        You and your type are diabolical stooges who would believe anything that came from a politician believing yourself to be some kind of patriot. But we know you are really an unthinking stupid idiot.

        1. You don’t know me at all, Paul, which goes to show that you are the idiot to make such sweeping judgment on me. We know a lot about Snowden. We certainly know he stole classified information. He is a traitor and should be tried for his crimes. I am not saying he wouldn’t get off, or that the great Left of this country wouldn’t have great sympathy for him. Bring him home and try him in a court of law. Seriously, though, Paul, step off the personal attacks on me. Those are setting the foundation demonstrating your weakness.

  4. And of course it goes without saying, at least to the citizen’s of the free and civilized world that we know who the total evil and amoral villain is.

    That karma is going to be such a bitch.

    Some music to put us in the mood.

    1. I’m tempted to link to ‘Burn Down The Mission’ by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

      Everybody now bring your family down to the riverside
      Look to the east to see where the fat stock hide
      Behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps
      It’s time we put the flame torch to their keep.

      Burn down the mission
      If we’re gonna stay alive
      Watch the black smoke fly to heaven
      See the red flame light the sky

      Neo-Feudalism is here.

  5. Me too Woz. Friends and I are taking bets as to when the USA wakes-the-hell-up and erects a statue in appreciation for the altruistic sacrifices Edward Snowden has made for his country.

    I can’t wait for the traitorous witch hunt and burning. (Sort of kidding).

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