Edward Snowden speaks up for encryption at SXSW – PBS update

Snowden at SXSW: Encryption is ‘defense against the dark arts in the digital realm’ (via PBS News Hour)

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke at the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive Festival Monday about what the tech community can do to address digital privacy and security concerns. Snowden addressed festival attendees via videoconference from…


Snowden: reforms vindicate my classified data leaks

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Former security contractor Edward Snowden, addressing a sympathetic crowd at a tech-heavy Austin event on Monday from a secret location in Russia, said proposed reforms at the National Security Agency show that he was vindicated in leaking classified material.

Snowden, facing arrest if he steps foot on U.S. soil, spoke via a video link to a packed house at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) gathering of tech industry experts, filmmakers and musicians. He said the U.S. government still has no idea what material he has provided to journalists.

“I saw that the Constitution was violated on a massive scale,” Snowden said to applause, adding that his revelations of government spying on private communications have resulted in protections that have benefited the public and global society

via Snowden: reforms vindicate my classified data leaks.

Snowden at SXSW: U.S. Needs ‘Watchdog for Congress’ (via slashdot)

Technology vendors and technologists will be the key to changes that “fix” U.S. government spy practices that break U.S. law and don’t work nearly as well as digital spy agencies claim, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. Tech companies…


Edward Snowden speaks up for encryption at SXSW (via The Inquirer)

SURVEILLANCE WHISTLEBLOWER Edward Snowden has taken part in a video conversation at the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference along with representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union. The talk was announced last week, and protested this weekend…


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