The cybersecurity analyst who coined the phrase “secure synonyms” is speaking out again.
In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Press, Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, says that the NSA has no business telling users what they can and cannot do.
“The NSA has the ultimate power,” Snowden said.
“It’s in the hands of the president to say what they want to say.”
Snowden was speaking at the annual Black Hat security conference, which is taking place in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
In the interview, Snowden said the NSA does not need the permission of users to collect personal information.
“If a user is using something, they can say ‘no, I don’t want this to be sent to the NSA.’
The NSA, however, does want to know what users are doing and how they are using it, Snowden added. “
I don’t know what the NSA is doing,” he said.
The NSA, however, does want to know what users are doing and how they are using it, Snowden added.
“They want to get as much information as possible, so they can keep track of everything, and they don’t like that.”
Snowden’s words came in response to a question about whether users should be allowed to share their personal data with the government and to whom they share it.
He added that the United States should also not force users to give up their private data.
“There’s a difference between collecting data and storing it.
So it’s a matter of how much information should be stored, and how much should be collected,” Snowden responded.
“People should be able to decide.”
The NSA and the White House have repeatedly denied that the agency collects private data, and Snowden says the NSA collects private information to help the agency “track down bad guys” and to protect the national security.
“All I want is the right to tell my story, but not to be told my story by anybody else,” Snowden told HuffPost.
Snowden said he was shocked when he learned the NSA had a database of about 100 million private records.
The database is called “the DNI [Defense Intelligence Identities Data Bank],” and it is overseen by the director of National Intelligence.
“This database has never been used by any other government, and we don’t have to use it,” Snowden explained.
The DNI database is a collection of private information about a specific group of people.
“What they are doing is collecting information about the people who use this system, so it is an extremely powerful collection tool,” Snowden added, and it could “lead to some very scary things.”
Snowden says he would like to see the NSA declassify the database, and to be able “to see what it does for them.”
Snowden also expressed skepticism about the NSA’s claim that the data it collects is secure.
“These kinds of databases are very powerful tools.
They can be used to track down bad people.
They don’t need to be used for any of that stuff.
The data collected is the same information that would be available to any government, for example, if we had a surveillance program,” Snowden noted.
“We have no need for this.
It is all private.
This is not something that should be shared with anyone.
This isn’t something that the government should be talking about.”
The government’s claim of a database that is “very powerful” was a key point of contention during the NSA surveillance debate.
Snowden, who has worked for the NSA since 2010, told HuffPost he believed that the database was a useful tool that helped the NSA “track people down.”
Snowden has said he believed the database has been used to identify and stop people who were engaged in terrorist activities and cyberattacks.
“One of the things that I would really like to know is why they are collecting that information, and why it’s collected at all,” Snowden stated.
“Why are they gathering it?”