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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3 comments

    1. 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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