[deleted] I read Snowden's book and I would like to know where it says that a government can access my data stored in my smartphone?
Sorry, you evidently haven't read the book at all. If you bothered to read at least the preface, you wouldn't write your comment like this. If you would continue reading you wouldn't write your question at all.
I wonder if a phrase "Total control of your whole device", which is explicitly mentioned in the book, means something else elsewhere...
In the preface there is this part:"I sat at a terminal from which I had practically unlimited access to the communications of nearly every man, woman and child on earth who'd ever dialed a phone or touch a computer."
It is taken out of context, yet still.
To be clear, I do not question if he's right or not, if it's true or not, I question your phrasing that those things are not in Snowden's book.