A Virtual Conversation With Edward Snowden - Live Feed

Tyler Durden's picture

With surveillance and online privacy now front-and-center in many people's minds, the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival is hosting a "Virtual Conversation with Edward Snowden" this morning focused on the impact of the NSA's spying efforts on the technology community, and the ways in which technology can help to protect us from mass surveillance. Hear directly from Snowden about his beliefs on what the tech community can and must do to secure the private data of the billions of people who rely on the tools and services that we build.

 

 

And here is Edward Snowden's full testimony to the EU last week

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fonestar's picture

fonestar loves virtual converstaions!

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

So Ed, what happened on 9/11/2001?

Thought Processor's picture

 

 

Or how about just asking him why he won't talk about the CIA.

 

Maybe it's because he's still on their payroll (thru an adjunct of course, routed to a numbered account in Singapore).

chumbawamba's picture

Riiiight.  Ri--riiiight.  Old Eddy is just chatting it up with everyone in the world on the internets and the boys at Langley and Fort Meade just can't seem to get a fix on his location.

Riiiiiiiight.  Riiiight, yeah.  Totally.

I am Chumbawamba.

Chuck Knoblauch's picture

These kind of sit-ins prove, to me anyway, that Ed is a mole.

Indian_Goldsmith's picture

Nothing says I'm  a crusader like engaging in a "Google" hangout :)

 

I wish we had strippers in india. 

Ying-Yang's picture

Be fun to ask Snowden if while working for the NSA did he hear much about Bitcoin.

gmrpeabody's picture

I've noticed that whenever we hear from Boris, we don't hear from Snowden...

Now Snowden is talking..., but no Boris...

Ying-Yang's picture

Be fun to ask Snowden if while working for the NSA did he hear much about Bitcoin.

Thought Processor's picture

 

 

Or hey, how about let us know the scoop on Benghazi.........

 

Never mind.  We won't hold our breath on that one.

 

P.S. to the Jamokes at Langley that are handling this op-  

 

you are all a bunch of shits.  

 

All of you.

Griffin's picture

I think there are thousands of Bradley Mannings and Edward Snowdens who will side with us sheeple at some point in time.

Its just a question of how much they are prepared to put up with until they have enough.

Guys like Manning, Snowden, Assange and many others have changed the world by providing information and much needed insight.

People like that are priceless.

 

 

-.-'s picture

Chelsea Manning, bro---it's Chelsea, gawd...

Sam Clemons's picture

Yup.  Snowden is still seeming like the pawn that deteriorated already fragile relationships between the US and Russia China and Germany.  Germany is supposed to be the new capital of the world.  

Skateboarder's picture

I've heard the dude speak - his answers sound totally scripted...

Chuck Knoblauch's picture

Maybe if you submit your question in writing you'll get a response. Would that require (7 X 2) 14 proxies???

Freddie's picture

Hey Ed - who killed Aaron Swartz and the guy with the Mercedes?  Is Elvis still alive?  Did the CIA set you up with a nice crib in Russia?   Does the Samsung phones spy on us less than iCrap phones?

Skateboarder's picture

Samsung paid entire teams to replicate the iPhone's hardware specs and functionality. I would think they are all equally talented spies.

Ed lets the journalists decide what they want to publish, but he can't tell you about a lot of classified stuff, because, well, it's classified... oh well.

Tim_'s picture

Edward Snowden German Interview: Transcript

"Whether it’s provided I can’t speak to until it’s been reported because it would be classified and I prefer that journalists make the distinctions and the decisions about what is public interest and what should be published" (Source).

"I don’t want to pre-empt the editorial decisions of journalists but what I will say is there’s no question that the US is engaged in economic spying" (Source).

"However, as I’ve said before I prefer for journalists to make those decisions in advance, review the material themselves and decide whether or not the public value of this information outweighs the sort of reputational cost to the officials that ordered the surveillance" (Source).

sgt_doom's picture

Well, douchetard, or Thought Processor (as if!), since an anonymous source passed on classified tax haven data to an independent international investigative journalist outfit, which in turn passed it on to America's IRS (and the UK and Australian equivalents), and the acting IRS commissioner awhile back announced the largest tax investigation  (joint country investigation into those tax havens) in history, and a few weeks later that acting IRS commissioner was fired, and since Snowden had been involved with looking into Swiss tax havens when he was a contractor with the CIA, what the bloody hell would you think, douchetard?

 

Gaffing_Nome's picture

Dunno why persons here are unable to see the obvious (trolls exempt). Greenwalds' stellar pedigree and a kid with "most transparent and unshady" résumé should, at the very least stoke non-existent discernments of us con-spiracy foil donned fools.

A reminder

RULE #1: Issues bandied about by MSM (and a zillion blogs) are crap-intel pro. Many of Snowdens' revelations are legit but par usual it's a damned 3 shell monty.

Perfect way to bolster the fear factor whilst keeping eyes off the prize.

Snowden is a spook most likely of the NGO/CIA variety.

SxSw? C'mon. Dats fer all them hep-youngsters.

Gaffing_Nome's picture

Dunno why persons here are unable to see the obvious (trolls exempt). Greenwalds' stellar pedigree and a kid with "most transparent and unshady" résumé should, at the very least stoke non-existent discernments of us con-spiracy foil donned fools.

A reminder

RULE #1: Issues bandied about by MSM (and a zillion blogs) are crap-intel pro. Many of Snowdens' revelations are legit but par usual it's a damned 3 shell monty.

Perfect way to bolster the fear factor whilst keeping eyes off the prize.

Snowden is a spook most likely of the NGO/CIA variety.

SxSw? C'mon. Dats fer all them hep-youngsters.

sgt_doom's picture

Well, dood, since it wasn't an NSA op, very likely he couldn't access the files on it, duuuuuh!!!!

But obvious to the rest of us (with functioning neurons), one of the three business entities which profited directly from it, the Blackstone Group, is today America's number one landlord.

What a coincidency, huh?  (The other two were AIG and Veritas Capital.)

Speaking of coincidences . . . .

Isn't it interesting that we find Jonas Bonnier, head of Bonnier AB, attending the 2012 Bilderberger meeting, during the time frame when the Bonnier family is aiding and abetting governmental forces (both USA and Sweden) in going after WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, just as in 2013, after the suicide of Aaron Swartz, we find his acting attorney and mentor, Lawrence Lessig, attending the Bilderberger meeting in Switzerland, along with senior executives from Palantir Technology and Stratfor?

So, Jonas Bonnier, of one of the top ten media companies, Bonnier AB, whose family has successfuly aided and abetted the containing of Julian Assange (being forced to hole up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London crimps anyone's style) and Lawrence Lessig successfully contains Aaron Swartz (nothing more containing than a suicide) and both appear next at those Bilderberger meetings.  Such is life?


Too many have forgotten the details surrounding the operation against Assange, so the three links below (especially the report by Nordic News Network) should explain things considerably.


Virtually everyone who went after and targeted Assange, including those so-called media members, were directly connected to the Bonnier family, one of the ten top media groups on the planet, and the Rupert Murdoch-type family of Sweden. (The one exception was Sofia Wilen, the younger of the two women who originally went to the police. She later pulled out and expressed regret about the entire situation; she had been coerced into becoming involved by the older of the two women, Anna Ardin (one of her several aliases, who was involved in various conservative religious organizations and formerly once worked with Swedish military intelligence). Both the two attorneys are connected to the Bonnier family, one whose sister works for one of their companies, and the other (formerly Minister of Justice at the time when the CIA illegally "extreme renditioned" several Arab-Swedes, later to be found innocent by the Swedish courts, and financially remunerated for the crimes against them) publishes his novels through one of their companies.


Anna Ardin also was (and may still be) an employee of one of the Bonnier publications.


Assange was first approached by representatives of a Bonnier tabloid for exclusive publication rights, but he declined.


http://www.nnn.se/nordic/assange/suspicious.pdf


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EOIQDCduKw


 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/breaking-bilderberg-meeting-2012-list-of-participants/31172?print=1


 

 

Sudden Debt's picture

Fonestar took advice from his dog about investing in Bitcoin...

When fonestar asked where bitcoin was going...

the dog declared ROOF! ROOF! ROOF!!

 

 

wallstreetaposteriori's picture

Foneystar loves playing with himself, virtually of course.  

fonestar's picture

Better than diddling kids and slanging bonds.

chumbawamba's picture

You used to diddle kids and slang bonds?

I am Chumbawamba.

fonestar's picture

Yes, fonestar's virtual dog is very smart!

Stoploss's picture

"fonestar loves virtual converstaions!"

First fucking comment on the thread, and this is all you can come up with???

Do us a favor, try not to look like the complete idiot you are, just once.

Oh, and use the spell checker for fuck sakes..

fonestar's picture

Even fonestar's RSBT does not catch anything.  The spamtoshi will continue until Bitcoin adoption improves.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Don't sweat it, he like virtual wealth as well.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

And "Mind the Gap"

Pun intended.

BennyBoy's picture

I wonder if the NSA is adding in comments here....

 

Bravo Eddie...

Spastica Rex's picture

Edward Snowden is a complete fraud. And probably a Jew.

And if you must know, yes, I work for the NSA.

Wen_Dat's picture

Don't know about his heritage, but he is a fraud. As is this whole Ukranian bullshit. Every nation is part of a soap opera. Money is firmly in-charge.

Harbanger's picture

Since you work for NSA.  Was Francis a jew?

Ban KKiller's picture

Fer sure, dude. You can tell by the FEAR of Snowden in their posts. 

Bank/Wall Street/Statists stooges abound!

-.-'s picture

The down-vote's on this page are most certainly CIA, NSA, government operated (that is, except for Fonestar's...his are legit)

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

At this rate, it'll be Snowden 2016 vs Putin 2016.  If we're lucky.  Tongue in cheek, for those wondering.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

With a brief statement from Pierre Omidyar on the next "set of releases" TBD?...

 

Sudden Debt's picture

ING BANK WILL START SELLING TRANSACTION INFO OF IT'S CLIENTS TO PRIVATE COMPANIES FOR MARKETING PURPOSES!!!!

 

 

firstdivision's picture

I was wondering why I was getting adverts for penis enlargments.