„What's your attitude to Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's global surveillance activities?
I do think that Edward Snowden is a legitimate whistleblower. I don’t think that what he leaked to anyone who was paying attention for the last five years was really earthshaking or new. Most people understood that there is data collection going on in colocation facilities through the largest companies. The fact that Apple joined, that happened after Steve Jobs died. I am sure Steve said »no, we are not going to do it,« but the new regime there has changed their mind, apparently. At the rate things are going, they are going to be spying on your PlayStation 2, the video camera inside your TV set. They can turn all that stuff on remotely. Your personal property doesn’t matter anymore.
We know you are considering moving your business out of the country. Why is that?
Our customers are asking for it. They are demanding us to move out of the country, they don’t trust things in the US anymore.
What if an encrypted email service is used by criminals or terrorists? Isn't the government justified in its efforts to protect national security?
I think the whole NSA spying had a seriously negative impact on the trust and faith people have in the political legal system in the United States at this point. I think that people are looking to moving themselves, their assets off shore.”