Edward Snowden Comes Forward as NSA Whistleblower

Edward Snowden, a digital security systems specialist, revealed himself as the NSA whistleblower.

“I’m willing to sacrifice my comfortable life because I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building.”

Watch this 12-minute interview with the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald in which Snowden, who’s been holed up in a hotel room in Hong Kong since May 20, discusses his motivations and his uncertain future. He’s under no illusions.

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  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says

    I respect anyone who speaks up/out for what is right and against what is wrong. he presents himself well.

  2. LuAnn says

    I agree with Z. You have to admire someone who has the courage to speak up for what is right.

    1. BobR says

      Absolutely. It’s unfortunate now though that in most media accounts I’ve read/watched, the focus is now on him, and NOT on what was exposed. Similar to the Bradley Manning trial, where the crimes he exposed can’t and won’t be discussed.

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