Edward Snowden makes surprise visit at Vancouver conference
Edward Snowden, the leaker of National Security Administration secrets and perhaps the most wanted man in the world, made a surprise visit to the TED conference in Vancouver Tuesday.
That he did so from a robotic mobile camera he controlled from his secret location in Russia didn't take away from the moment.
He criticized web companies like Amazon for allowing the NSA access to data, and in an impromptu meeting on the stage with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the World Wide Web, endorsed his call for a Magna Carta bill of rights for the Internet.
"We need to encode our values not just in writing, but in the structure of the Internet," Snowden said.
"People should be able to buy a book online . . . without wondering about how these events are going to look to an agent of the government."
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