[ExI] Snowden sets OPSEC record straight
anders at aleph.se
Fri Oct 18 08:57:59 UTC 2013
On 2013-10-18 09:07, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> Asked if he still believes what he did was worth it, Drake had no
> doubts: "Is freedom worth it? Is liberty worth it? Is not living in a
> surveillance society worth it?" "If you don't want to live it, then
> you've got to stand up and defend the rights and the freedoms that
> prevent that from actually happening," he said. "
Yes, when I met this crowd (last year, when they honored Thomas Fingar)
I was struck by how justified they felt. They had sacrificed a lot for
doing what was Right, and they slept very well at night with their clean
consciences. Of course, a cynical part of my mind saw cognitive
dissonance hard at work.
I think building the right kind of protective and reward system for
whistleblowing is a very important function for open societies. I
suspect that there is inefficiently too little of it.
Dr Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
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