Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the Swedish and first Pirate Party. He has been named one of the top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, and shortlisted as one of the world's 100 most influential people by TIME magazine.
A year has passed since Edward Snowden started telling us what really was going on in the world. Since that date, various holders of power have been struggling - without success - to reclaim the control of the narrative, the control of the news flow.
My colleagues in the Pirate Party have nominated Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. This makes me very proud to be a part of the Pirate Party movement, and there are great reasons why Snowden and Manning deserve the prize.
Summarizing 2013, Edward Snowden and the NSA don't show up in the top 10 Google search results, which instead look suspiciously like a tabloid year-in-summary with "Harlem Shake" and "Royal Baby." This is expected.
Holding Gottfrid Svartholm Warg in solitary confinement in a Danish prison on opaque charges is being done deliberately to act as a deterrent to others not to challenge the status quo, Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the first Pirate Party, tells RT.
The difference between privacy and anonymity, Internet freedom and NSA surveillance, and the future of the web - at RT’s Google Hangout, Rick Falkvinge answers the most pressing questions that concern all Internet users in their everyday lives.