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How Edward Snowden changed the Internet (The 3:59, Ep. 56)

We chat about the effects of Snowden's leaks, as well as Mark Zuckerberg's social-media accounts getting hacked and Sprint's new pitchman.

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Snowden's leaks led tech companies to push back against the US government on privacy.

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Big changes have come from Edward Snowden's revelations three years ago, when he leaked a series of secret government surveillance programs. Tech companies have started pushing for more privacy for their users. Regular people even altered the way they search on Google.

For this podcast, we discuss some of those effects, as well as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg getting his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked (other celebrities were hit, too) and Sprint hiring Verizon's "Can you hear me now?" pitchman.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

How Edward Snowden changed the Internet (The 3:59, Ep. 56)

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