Tag Archives: TEDx

Edward #Snowden: Here’s how we take back the #Internet ( #NSA #TED2014 #Vancouver )

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

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Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

“There are more than 27 million people enslaved in the world today — that’s double the amount of people taken from Africa during the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade.” (Lisa Kristine)

For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images — miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal — illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)