The right to privacy is often understood as an essential requirement for the realization of the right to freedom of expression. Undue interference with individuals’ privacy can both directly and indirectly limit the free development and exchange of idea – Frank La Rue

We check our social network feeds as a way to validate ourselves. There is a notion of collective intelligence and, at the same time, there is fear in that. As we look at our screens, they look at us. – Addie Wagenknecht

There is very little evidence to prove that surveillance has benefits, and that it has resulted in success anywhere – Renata Avila

States should promote strong encryption and anonymity. National laws should recognize that individuals are free to protect the privacy of their digital communications by using encryption technology and tools that allow anonymity online – David Kaye

Empresas e governos dos países liberais dispõem hoje de mais dados e informações sobre a vida privada dos seus cidadãos do que o governo da ex-Alemanha Oriental possuía nos anos dourados da Stasi — Pablo Ortelado

Cryptography is the essential building block of independence for organisations on the Internet, just like armies are the essential building blocks of states, because otherwise one state just takes over another — Julian Assange

Smartphones just provide the interface for location tracking…Once this information was being recorded, governments introduced laws to make it mandatory for the telcos to gather and to retain this information –  Gus Hussain

A benevolent dictatorship is still a dictatorship. At some point people are going to realize that Google has everything on everyone. Most of all, they can see what questions you’re asking, in real time. Quite literally, they can read your mind – Jacob Appelbaum

Metadata shows how we move around the city and the country, It reveals who calls me and whom I call. In correlation to publicly available data, on the Internet, for instance, it can say a lot about things that we don’t want to reveal – Katarzyna Szymielewicz

” I do not want to live in a world where everything that I say and do is being recorded — Edward Snowden


The TOR browser is essential, particularly for journalists. It’s free software and it allows you to use the Internet anonymously and you can get out of the firewall in a censored country.

Laura Poitras

Aqueles que abrem mão da liberdade essencial por um pouco de segurança temporária não merecem nem liberdade nem segurança — Benjamin Franklin

The free-and-open PGP technique I learned that day was what Edward Snowden used to contact Laura Poitras. Shouldn’t that be an essential trick of online citizenship? — Nathan Schneider

Há somente 6,6 bilhões de pessoas no mundo, então só são necessários 33 bits de informação sobre uma pessoa para determinar quem ela é. — Arvind Narayanan