Tracking Privacy: Edward Snowden Joins Twitter

tracking privacy_final_with hashtagTracking Privacy, by Privatis Technology Corporation, monitors the evolving discussion surrounding privacy while commenting on the stories that matter most to the the growing number of consumers who are making privacy a priority.

On Tuesday, former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden joined Twitter. He announced his presence with a simple tweet:

So far, Snowden has decided to follow only one other Twitter account: The U.S. National Security Agency’s @NSAGov, his former employer. Snowden’s biography reads: “I used to work for the government. Now I work for the public.” While at the time of this blog post Snowden has only written 14 tweets, we can see that he does have a sense of humour, despite still being wanted wanted by the U.S. government on espionage charges. He currently is living in Russia, under asylum.

Apart from trolling the NSA by following the agency’s Twitter account, Snowden has joked about relocating to Mars and what might make for a excellent social media strategy.

He also forgot to adjust his notification settings, resulting in an avalanche of emails.

It hasn’t all been jokes however, Snowden also is using Twitter to highlight some less than ethical journalistic practices at CBS’ long running current affairs show, 60 Minutes.

He has also shared how to employ a “social media defense” strategy.

If you’re on Twitter, give @Snowden a follow for what promises to be a insightful stream of commentary on privacy issues. You can also follow @Privatis_tech for tips to help you protect your online privacy.

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