The Snowden Effect on Tech: How Snowden's Disclosures Made All Our Data Safer
As a result of the Snowden revelations, the tech community and industry have been forced to take security and privacy much more seriously. Our technology—and the intimate personal data it holds—is more secure against not just surveillance, but criminal hackers and eavesdroppers.
These are real benefits of Snowden's public service, but he wouldn't be able to present them in court under the charges he currently faces. That's why you should join us in urging President Obama to use his power of pardon for Edward Snowden.
A full infographic explaining these changes is embedded below. Here are the big takeaways:
- • Use of Web encryption has skyrocketed, making our sensitive traffic more secure than ever before.
- • More of our devices and messengers use powerful cryptography to keep our communications safe from prying eyes.
- • People are adopting better security habits: stronger passwords, better privacy settings, and more.
posted October 17, 2016 by Parker Higgins