[VoiceOfRussia] We cannot trust closedown software and hardware to protect our freedoms

"As concerns over the Internet security are at their highest, in an interview to Voice of Russia, Jeremie Zimmermann, founder and spokesperson for La Quadrature du Net, a citizen advocacy group defending fundamental freedoms online, talked about how tech companies handle personal data and how they cooperate with surveillance schemes."

In response to a question on whether efforts by Tech companies to be more transparent about their data sharing habits, he said:

"This is crisis management communication [by Tech companies – Microsoft, Google, Facebook] mostly, because their customers are losing trust in their products. [...]

The reality is that we cannot trust them anymore, because a whole bunch of US laws forces them into cooperating with mass surveillance and forces them in the way where they can never reveal the truth about it."