Surveillance, Snowden dominated discussions at a more serious South by Southwest

Controlling your Personal Data takes center stage at the iconic South by Southwest festival!

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations took center stage at this year’s South By Southwest Interactive, a five-day tech-focused festival best known for helping Twitter and Foursquare burst into the mainstream. Snowden didn’t have any new bombs to drop, but spoke to the South By audience because the festival foregoes major product launches in favor of taking the temperature of tech. This year, the industry is boiling.
The developers, startups, marketers, CEOs, and media types who attend SXSW share the same suspicions about surveillance and concerns about online privacy that average folks feel, but unlike you and I, creators of apps and services have the power to ease those fears.
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