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Apple's FBI Battle Is About the Gadgets We Haven't Even Thought of Yet


Edward Snowden didn't reveal anything we didn't already know. At least, he didn't reveal anything that privacy advocates or the global intelligence community weren't already keenly aware of.  

What Snowden did do was become the public face of digital privacy advocacy backed by a trove of Orwellian PowerPoint slides.  (It also didn't hurt that he's disarmingly eloquent and possesses boy-next-door good looks which just ooze aw shucks all over the place.)

Snowden brought issues of near-unfettered digital surveillance front and center. And people got angry about the loss of their privacy! Or rather, people in the techblogosphere got pretty pissed off about it. The public, for their part, were only so-so outraged by the prospect of mass surveillance.