Ronald Bailey Thanks Edward Snowden



"The NSA has turned the internet into a giant surveillance platform," declared internet guru Bruce Schneier, last week at the Cato Institute's terrific conference about unconstitutional domestic spying. The Cato conference took place after a summer of alarming revelations of just how deep and extensive the feds' secret surveillance of our everyday communications had become. The conference, held at the institute's downtown D.C. headquarters, brought some of the most knowledgeable Internet luminaries together with some of the fiercest fighters for Americans' Fourth Amendment rights. However, the man who made possible the latest congressional efforts to rein in domestic spying was barely mentioned. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey reports on the conference and thanks Edward Snowden for his revelations.