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NSA -- backlash former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Weighing in on FOX News Sunday yesterday I think it's one of the worst occasions -- my memory.
Somebody with access classified information to an enormous damage to the national security interest of the United States.
But as the scandal unfolds our next guest says.
It's not just the government you should hide your data from.
Joining us now a -- privacy analyst Sarah Downey thanks for being with a Sarah.
And we know Google FaceBook.
Apple -- now coming out -- responses and they're wanting more permission from the government to go ahead and tell.
Users what they've been revealing what I think of the tech company -- -- so far.
Well I think one of the big problems and sort of a hidden element to this story is that these companies are collecting a ton of data about all of us and you know they're partially at fault for for having the data.
That's that FISA surveillance supply chain -- of the government.
Yet they didn't collect and haven't there on the servers for government to tap into -- government couldn't tap -- to any of it.
Now other companies collecting it willing really just because storage is really cheap and we can are they collecting -- -- they get they can do a better job of providing us adds we wanna see.
I think it's ball you know data is cheap but it's also extremely valuable also they want to get every little piece of data that they can about you now to see how they can monetize it later.
Now in terms of what I as a user can do to try to sort of reduce the chances that some of my stuff is getting -- either by the company's -- -- do business with or or.
Or by cover -- what kind of tools you you have a list tools that we can actually use.
Sure yes so at bottom the biggest problems that these private companies have your data to begin so what you wanna do is cut that data supply chain off.
So there are tools allow you to do that make it harder for the Tennessee to get it strong picture view.
Our company a buying makes a tool called do not track me that blocks hundreds of commercial companies from collecting your data then -- tools like red phones that allow encrypted calls and text secure which allow unscripted chats.
Right tell us but toward an anchor free to do one run some those -- -- chart -- they did so tore an anchor free -- VP hands and -- it's a little complicated but they elects you kind of hide your IP address which is unique to you and gives away a lot of data about you.
So they can let you mask that a little bit and be more safe about your identity online okay that you think fit.
Most of us have anything to fear at all in government really doesn't care what I'm searching for on Google doesn't and what's on the terrorist.
I you know I think it's less about what you have to hiding and more what you have to live for what we we all have things that we like expressing it like doing -- -- you know it's just.
Even if you have something to hide.
It's not okay for those details be revealed without your consent -- or even as soon as I think they could be.
It changes the reality of -- I'm adults who expressed yet we're not the sailor being watched yes now isn't one answer from the tech company perspective Sarah.
To just start paying me for my data the more you pay me the more I'll be willing to be entirely transparent that -- have anything you want -- that is an emerging business model in the -- of big -- it's one that I support you know I think that.
Consumers are the ones being traded and sold and they should have a piece of their own data.
-- -- and we can actually you know treat -- like a futures market that's interesting stuff and and the thoughtful analysis we appreciate your being here but also some good tools to use.
And that maybe if we're all worried about our search has been out of look at -- those -- thanks for being with us -- -- there downing of a --
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