Tech giants such as #Facebook and #Google stack vast amounts of user data which “they are happy to hand over to governments”, according to NSA whistleblower Edward #Snowden speaking to a human and digital rights conference in London via video link from Moscow on Saturday.
“Everything you’ve done, everything you’ve typed into their search box, everything you have clicked on, everything you’ve liked,” said Snowden addressing the audience in the UK Open Rights Group Conference (ORGCON19).
According to Snowden, governments were using this data to target journalists, dissidents, immigrants and other vulnerable individuals to protect their own control.
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