"The current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. To recover our freedom and restore democracy, we must reduce surveillance to the point where it is possible for whistleblowers of all kinds to talk with journalists without being spotted."
On June 13th, 2013, RMS was at the Museo Arocena, in Torreón,
Mexico, to give a speech hosted by the GULAG (the La Laguna GNU/Linux
User Group) for their seventh Free Software Conference, to students,
professors, and the general public.
On August 3rd, 2013, RMS was at the InterContinental Hotel, in Berlin, Germany, where he was inducted in the Internet Hall of Fame, in recognition of his contributions as an innovator and for founding the Free Software Foundation.