Hollywood director warns Pokémon Go will lead to 'robot society'
Jul 27 2016
The film's director Oliver Stone was asked how it was to work with Snowden, given it was his first acting role: "He talks so well in interviews but it is a hard for him to become a third person, it's hard for him to make that leap".
The controversial filmmaker appeared at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday for a panel discussing his new film, "Snowden" - starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden.
It's the biggest, new fastest-growing business ever, and they have invested huge amounts of money into what surveillance is, which is data-mining.
Niantic, the company behind the smash-hit Pokemon Goapp that uses Global Positioning System for its augmented reality experience, has already admitted to some security issues surrounding the Goggle accounts of iOS users.
The 33-year-old computer expert, who gained notoriety when he leaked classified documents detailing the US government's domestic surveillance programs, called in via Google Hangouts to answer questions about the Oliver Stone-directed film, Snowden.
Asked about the app, he said: "It's not amusing".
He added: "You'll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society. It's what they call totalitarianism".
'Snowden, ' which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked U.S. government surveillance secrets in 2013 before seeking asylum in Russian Federation. It hits cinemas on the 16th of September.
Snowden will be released in the U.S. in September, with a United Kingdom release date yet to be confirmed.
Edward Snowden has designed an iPhone case that can detect data snooping.
The introspection engine gadget, a plastic case created to slide over an Apple iPhone 6 will read the signals from the phones antennas to detect any incoming or outgoing signals from the cellular, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, or NFC radio chips.
The case will also include a small screen to keep the user up to date with anything that the phone is transmitting. According toSnowden and Huang, the device, by maintaining a constant check on whether the cellphone's radios are transmitted, is a much more effective way of blocking unauthorized signals than a phone's "aiplane mode" - which can be hacked or spoofed.