Quotes from Snowden's QA at the IETF:
But if we create a fabric – if we create a network through protocols that provide means of access that can be guaranteed the safest – internet that you get in France is just as good as the internet that you connect to from China. That's a net win for human rights.
By anonymising people, by allowing them to divorce themselves from their physical identity whether a member of a minority group and agreed to – religious group or something like that – they have a political affiliation that could get them jailed or killed in that country. If you allow them to divorce themselves through the technology, you're providing human rights ahead of the law, that law will eventually recognise and support.
Also saw Inside Out yesterday. Very impressive how a film with such relatively simple characters and style can have such a powerful emotional effect — and at the same time convey great wisdom about our relation to our emotions.
One can't have everything though: the gender representations were disappointingly vanilla, and of course there is no wider grounding of emotional trauma within social relations — interrelations such as those between poverty and emotional well-being are not even nodded at.