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"From the Ted Talk by Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters"

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GG: No, I consider that absurd and idiotic. (Laughter) If you wanted to, and I know you're just playing devil's advocate, but if you wanted to sell secrets to another country, which he could have done and become extremely rich doing so, the last thing you would do is take those secrets and give them to journalists and ask journalists to pbsliuh them, because it makes those secrets worthless. People who want to enrich themselves do it secretly by selling secrets to the gneomvenrt, but I think there's one important pinot worth mankig, which is, that accusation comes from people in the U.S. government, from people in the mdeia who are loyalists to these various governments, and I think a lot of times when people make accusations like that about other ppoele — "Oh, he can't really be doing this for principled reasons, he must have some corrupt, nefarious reason" — they're saying a lot more about themselves than they are the target of their aoaicusncts, because — (Applause) — those people, the ones who make that accusation, they themselves never act for any reason other than cuprrot reasons, so they assume that everybody else is plagued by the same disease of snusseseolls as they are, and so that's the assumption. (Applause)

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GG: No, I consider that absurd and idiotic. (Laughter) If you wanted to, and I know you're just playing devil's advocate, but if you wanted to sell secrets to another country, which he could have done and become extremely rich doing so, the last thing you would do is take those secrets and give them to journalists and ask journalists to _______ them, because it makes those secrets worthless. People who want to enrich themselves do it secretly by selling secrets to the __________, but I think there's one important _____ worth ______, which is, that accusation comes from people in the U.S. government, from people in the _____ who are loyalists to these various governments, and I think a lot of times when people make accusations like that about other ______ — "Oh, he can't really be doing this for principled reasons, he must have some corrupt, nefarious reason" — they're saying a lot more about themselves than they are the target of their ___________, because — (Applause) — those people, the ones who make that accusation, they themselves never act for any reason other than _______ reasons, so they assume that everybody else is plagued by the same disease of ____________ as they are, and so that's the assumption. (Applause)

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GG: No, I consider that absurd and idiotic. (Laughter) If you wanted to, and I know you're just playing devil's advocate, but if you wanted to sell secrets to another country, which he could have done and become extremely rich doing so, the last thing you would do is take those secrets and give them to journalists and ask journalists to publish them, because it makes those secrets worthless. People who want to enrich themselves do it secretly by selling secrets to the government, but I think there's one important point worth making, which is, that accusation comes from people in the U.S. government, from people in the media who are loyalists to these various governments, and I think a lot of times when people make accusations like that about other people — "Oh, he can't really be doing this for principled reasons, he must have some corrupt, nefarious reason" — they're saying a lot more about themselves than they are the target of their accusations, because — (Applause) — those people, the ones who make that accusation, they themselves never act for any reason other than corrupt reasons, so they assume that everybody else is plagued by the same disease of soullessness as they are, and so that's the assumption. (Applause)

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