After delivered a response video in which

After
facing criminal charges Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia. Federal
prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Snowden, in which he is being
charged with three felonies, theft, unauthorized communication of national
defense information and willful communication of classified communications
intelligence information to an unauthorized person.”I’m willing to
sacrifice all of that because I can’t in good conscience allow the US
government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people
around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly
building”(Greenwald, 2013) Once Snowden was in Russia, he delivered a response
video in which he stated, “These things are
improving national security, these are improving the communications not just of
Americans, but everyone in the world,” Snowden said. “Because we rely on the
same standard, we rely on the ability to trust our communications, and without that,
we don’t have anything…Would I do it again? Absolutely yes, I took an oath to
defend the Constitution, and I felt the Constitution was being violated on a
massive scale.” Edward Snowden has done the world a public
service and Cullen Hoback’s documentary demands us to honor the sacrifices Mr. Snowden
made and to exercise our rights.

We
are living in a Surveillance industrial complex. Although owning our privacy is
very serious, sometimes we look at the bigger picture and only worry about
things like other people being able to track us, or read through our
conversations and the overall feeling of being constantly watched. However, it
is important to understand the rise of the advertising industry and how it
plays a large role in disturbing our privacy through targeted advertising.
Targeted advertising presents a lack of democracy, not only are we not asked if
we agree to the use of advertising but we are forced to accept the advertising
in ordered to use certain commercial platforms while our needs are controlled
and manipulated. “Your time is scarce, and your
technologies know it.” Said James Williams a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute who
studies the ethics of attention and persuasion in technology design