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Edward Snowden will speak during UK festival this weekend

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will speak via video chat from Moscow during the Observer Ideas festival this weekend in London
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:15 pm

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden will speak via video chat during the Observer Ideas festival this weekend in the UK. An Observer technology columnist will ask questions to Snowden regarding technology, privacy, and other issues - and will be the first time Snowden has answered questions or been invited to an event in England since revealing mass surveillance activities by the NSA.

 

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"We need to figure out how (and whether) societies can reassert effective democratic control over our security agencies, whether the technology that has enabled comprehensive surveillance can be re-engineered to protect privacy; how our law-making in these areas could be improved, and whether citizens can be persuaded to take an interest in these matters before it's too late," said John Naughton, Open University professor of the public understanding of technology.

 

As Snowden remains safely tucked away in Russia, the American whistleblower has become more vocal during media interviews and video-linked public appearances.

NEWS SOURCES:Theguardian.com, Static3.businessinsider.com

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