Video game developer asked Barack Obama to drop charges against Edward Snowden




Video game developer asked Barack Obama to drop charges against Edward Snowden

December 17 met the current U.S. president with the heads of several American IT-companies such as Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and many others. Among the guests of the White House appeared and founder of Zynga, the very same studio that has placed the world on the game FarmVille, known in Russia as “Farm Frenzy”.

President Obama invited the IT-industry titans to their reception is not just. He planned to talk with them about health care reform promoted by them, ask them for advice on the government website, which is in the midst of reform implementation could not resist loads and simply ceased to function, and ask what support is needed from the government to these companies. Dinner party held in a calm atmosphere as long as the head of Zynga did not ask Barack Obama a question about Edward Snowden right “head.”

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Mark Pincus, the head game studio Zynga, always had a directness. So this time, he remained true to himself and simply asked the U.S. president to drop charges against the run is in a former employee of the CIA, who recently shed some light on a few unpleasant moments regarding espionage activities of U.S. government agencies.

“I can not do that” – a very short answer to the question of the president.

Nevertheless, in the course of further conversation, he repeatedly noted that in the future he wants to see a completely open, free and innovative internet, which will not be a global surveillance of all or individually. He also said he was willing to listen carefully to the opinion of everyone present about how all this can bring to life.

Эдвард Сноуден

Recall that last week, Edward Snowden posted a new batch of secret documents that reveal the essence of another spyware American and British intelligence services. It turns out that secret agents track terrorists even within multiplayer online computer games. For example, surveillance is conducted for users of the world’s largest MMORPG World of Warcraft, as well as regularly checked data from the gaming network Xbox Live, which is owned by Microsoft.

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