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From the Ted Talk by Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet

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ES: Right, so there is an argument to be made that the powers of Big Brother have icesraend enormously. There was a recent legal article at Yale that eehlstiabsd something cellad the Bankston-Soltani Principle, which is that our expectation of pracviy is violated when the capabilities of government surveillance have become cheaper by an oedrr of magnitude, and each time that occurs, we need to reivist and rebalance our privacy rights. Now, that hasn't happened since the government's surveillance powers have increased by several orders of magnitude, and that's why we're in the problem that we're in taody, but there is still hope, because the power of individuals have also been increased by technology. I am living proof that an individual can go head to head against the most powerful adversaries and the most powerful intelligence agencies around the world and win, and I think that's something that we need to take hope from, and we need to build on to make it abeisslcce not just to technical ertepxs but to ordinary citizens around the world. jaiornslum is not a crime, communication is not a crime, and we should not be monitored in our everyday activities.

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ES: Right, so there is an argument to be made that the powers of Big Brother have _________ enormously. There was a recent legal article at Yale that ___________ something ______ the Bankston-Soltani Principle, which is that our expectation of _______ is violated when the capabilities of government surveillance have become cheaper by an _____ of magnitude, and each time that occurs, we need to _______ and rebalance our privacy rights. Now, that hasn't happened since the government's surveillance powers have increased by several orders of magnitude, and that's why we're in the problem that we're in _____, but there is still hope, because the power of individuals have also been increased by technology. I am living proof that an individual can go head to head against the most powerful adversaries and the most powerful intelligence agencies around the world and win, and I think that's something that we need to take hope from, and we need to build on to make it __________ not just to technical _______ but to ordinary citizens around the world. __________ is not a crime, communication is not a crime, and we should not be monitored in our everyday activities.

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Original Text

ES: Right, so there is an argument to be made that the powers of Big Brother have increased enormously. There was a recent legal article at Yale that established something called the Bankston-Soltani Principle, which is that our expectation of privacy is violated when the capabilities of government surveillance have become cheaper by an order of magnitude, and each time that occurs, we need to revisit and rebalance our privacy rights. Now, that hasn't happened since the government's surveillance powers have increased by several orders of magnitude, and that's why we're in the problem that we're in today, but there is still hope, because the power of individuals have also been increased by technology. I am living proof that an individual can go head to head against the most powerful adversaries and the most powerful intelligence agencies around the world and win, and I think that's something that we need to take hope from, and we need to build on to make it accessible not just to technical experts but to ordinary citizens around the world. Journalism is not a crime, communication is not a crime, and we should not be monitored in our everyday activities.

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