Wozniak, from The Guardian:
"Read the facts: it's government of, by and for the people. We own the government; we are the ones who pay for it and then we discover something that our money is being used for – that just can't be, that level of crime."Steve Wozniac created the Apple computer and co-founded the Apple company, along with Steve Jobs. He was interviewed last night on Piers Morgan (CNN, which I refuse to watch) about the NSA leak, and the future of computers. His thrust, worth noting, is that this is not how he intended technological advances he had a hand in creating to be used, nor is this the direction in which our country should go. The misuse of technology he helped to develop - to free people to express and share their thoughts and ideas to the world, allowing people to overcome government restrictions - and now being used to spy on people by that very government, is something that he feels somewhat guilty about.
More from The Guardian piece:
"All these things about the constitution, that made us so good as people – they are kind of nothing."(emphasis mine)
"They are all dissolved with the Patriot Act. There are all these laws that just say 'we can secretly call anything terrorism and do anything we want, without the rights of courts to get in and say you are doing wrong things'. There's not even a free open court any more. Read the constitution. I don't know how this stuff happened. It's so clear what the constitution says."
He said he had been brought up to believe that "communist Russia was so bad because they followed their people, they snooped on them, they arrested them, they put them in secret prisons, they disappeared them – these kinds of things were part of Russia.
We are getting more and more like that."
In an impromptu interview at the airport, Wozniak speaks about his dismay about how his country isn't what he was brought up to believe it was, by a Latin American tech site crew who happened to be in the same gate area.
(at about the 50 second mark)
~Below the squiggle, the CNN interview~
Video from CNN