and Merry Christmas.
honored to have the chance to speak with you and your family
Recently, we learned
that our governments, working in concert, have created a
system of worldwide mass surveillance, watching everything
Great Britain's George
Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information.
The types of collection in the book -- microphones and video
cameras, TVs that watch us -- are nothing compared to what
we have available today. We have sensors in our pockets that
track us everywhere we go.
Think about what this
means for the privacy of the average person. A child born
today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all.
They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to
themselves -- an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. And that's
a problem, because privacy matters. Privacy is what allows
us to determine who we are and who we want to be.
occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can
place both in the technology that surrounds us and the
government that regulates it. Together, we can find a better
balance. End mass surveillance. And remind the government
that if it really wants to know how we feel, asking is
always cheaper than spying.
For everyone out there
listening, thank you, and Merry Christmas.