The Internet Security Illusion

Snowden’s latest video chat offers two key lessons for policymakers
Photo illustration by 731; Snowden: Barton Gellman/Getty Images

Call Edward Snowden what you will: traitor, hero, or simply a naive young man. Maybe he’s all three. At the recent South by Southwest Interactive conference, he was both subject and object, clarifying some of the defining public-policy challenges of the digital age even as he illustrated the difficulty of resolving them.

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