NSA Data Fight Could Signal Privacy War

Technology and legal experts see a widening infowar as new tech tools reach deeper into people’s lives.

Edward Snowden told The Washington Post he feels satisfied with the outcome of his NSA leak.

Edward Snowden told The Washington Post he feels satisfied with the outcome of his NSA leak.

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He says it's a mistake to give the government technology tools just because they are being used in private enterprise. Weinstein agrees that government should not follow the private sector down the "slippery slope" in privacy invasion. Schneier argues vehemently that government needs to follow a higher standard because of its pervasive role and power over people's lives.

"If Google makes a mistake, you get a wrong car ad for a new Ford flashed on your computer screen," Schneier says. "If government makes a mistake, you can get a drone dropped on your front lawn."