Snowden Speaks at SXSW
Attendees listen as Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, speaks on screen during a virtual conversation at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 10, 2014.
From the Bloomberg News report by Adam Satariano:
Snowden, speaking in front of an image of the U.S. Constitution, said the NSA’s technique of collecting mass amounts of data hasn’t been effective because there aren’t good ways to interpret the material.
Better oversight of intelligence agencies is needed, said Snowden, whose talk at South by Southwest drew a crowd of people who lined up hours before he spoke. Congress has been “cheerleading” instead of acting as a watchdog, he said.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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