Courage our network

Snowden statement on his election as rector of Glasgow University

Originally published 18/3/14 in the Guardian

I am humbled by and grateful to the students of Glasgow University for this historic statement in defence of our shared values.

In a world where so many of our developing thoughts and queries and plans must be entrusted to the open internet, mass surveillance is not simply a matter of privacy, but of academic freedom and human liberty.

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