The public fight between Apple and the FBI once again revealed how far the government will go to obtain, and secure continued access to, information. One person who knows about this better than most is Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower, who opened the eyes of many Americans to the massive information grab the government is perpetrating every day. In this comprehensive video, Snowden (via satellite), MIT professor Noam Chomsky and journalist Glenn Greenwald discuss the right to privacy and whether the fight against terrorism necessarily has to lead to a restriction of that right. The event was hosted by the University of Arizona College of Behavioral Sciences in Tucson.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.