Speaking by videoconference, the former National Security Agency contractor on Monday called for action to make mass surveillance significantly more expensive for government agencies, if not impossible.
“When we think about what is happening at the NSA for the last decade, the result has been an adversarial Internet,” Snowden told the crowd of developers and entrepreneurs at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
“They are setting fire to the future of the Internet,” he said. “You guys are all the firefighters. We need you to help us fix this.”