Steve Wozniak says he'd have done the same in Snowden's shoes
Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has a pretty good opinion of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.In a recent talk with RT, Wozniak said he believes Snowden’s actions are sincere and that he hopes he would have the courage to make the equivalent sacrifice if needed.
“I believe he’s a hero. I believe he is coming directly from his heart and he feels some goodness, he wants to be truthful to the American people,” Wozniak said.
And while he doesn’t have the same kind of information he could use to expose the government’s bad activities, he says he’d do the same as Snowden if he were in his shoes. “If there was anything in my life that I could do equivalent to Snowden’s sacrifice – I would do it,” Wozniak told the publication.
This isn’t the first time the famous Apple co-founder expressed his support for Snowden. Back in June, he told CNN that he felt about Snowden the same he did about Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon papers in 1971.
Furthermore, he said he feels a little guilty about being responsible for some of the technological innovations that allow the government to conduct mass surveillance.