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Edward Snowden tells tech-savvy crowd: Be Internet 'firefighters'
Edward Snowden tells tech-savvy crowd: Be Internet 'firefighters'

Fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden made a rare video appearance Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, condemning mass government surveillance and urging members of the tech-savvy audience to take action against it. Speaking from Russia, where he was granted asylum, the former National Security Agency contractor said "absolutely, yes" he would leak secret government information again. Snowden has been charged with espionage for releasing a trove of intelligence-gathering secrets. In an hour-long talk he said that the U.S. government's mass surveillance failed to catch the Boston Marathon bombers and warned that governments have...

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