Thursday, December 11, 2014

Edward Snowden in Russia stopped using iPhone

A former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden said he refused smartphones Apple. About his life in the Russian capital, he told during the videoconference, which was held today and tied Moscow to Paris.

"I'm fine, I live a normal life, even ride on the Moscow metro. The only difference from the past life - this is what I do not use iPhone" - said Snowden during the video. The event was held under the auspices of the international human rights organization Amnesty International.
Apparently, forced to hide from his former colleagues in Russia, Snowden fears that US intelligence agencies can calculate its precise location through the technique of Apple. A former employee of the US National Security Agency said earlier that strong encryption iOS 8 does not restrict access to US intelligence to mobile devices from Apple.
Edward Snowden has repeatedly urged Internet users to refuse services cloud service Dropbox and social networks, which, according to him, a breach of privacy. According to the ex-employee of NSA, in the modern world are very popular social networking services such as Facebook, Google. However, in this world of computer technology virtually no safeguards against the misuse of personal information.
In June 2013 Snowden gave the Washington Post and the Guardian series of secret materials about the programs of surveillance of US intelligence and the UK. Hiding from persecution US authorities, he went first to Hong Kong and then to Moscow, where he requested asylum from the Russian authorities. Waiting for asylum Snowden spent several weeks in the transit area of ​​Sheremetyevo Airport. He received temporary asylum in Russia August 1, 2013. A year later, Snowden was granted a residence permit in Russia for a period of 3 years.