Edward Snowden at SXSW: Constitution ’violated on a massive scale’
The Next Web: Edward Snowden spoke during a South by Southwest session, discussing NSA surveillance practices and the need for better “end-to-end encryption” and an oversight system to protect the public.
The former NSA contractor said he chose to speak to the technology community because security services are “setting fire to the future of the Internet” and attendees at SXSW are “firefighters.” He addressed the crowd via a Google Hangout apparently routed through seven proxies from his current location in Russia, The Next Web reports.
“Would I do this again? The answer is absolutely yes,” Snowden said regarding leaking classified documents to journalists. “I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I saw the Constitution was violated on a massive scale.”
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Reports: Armed men take over Ukrainian air base
Armed men reportedly entered the base and took control, but no shots were fired.
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The Daily Mail was positively apoplectic. “Shocking pictures show people in Crimea taking SELFIES with Russian masked gunmen as Ukraine teeters on the brink of war,” the British tabloid yelped over the weekend. Did you catch that? SELFIES!
Others were equally astonished. “Welcome to the 21st century, where you take Instagram selfies with the guys invading your country,” a Twitter user marveled.
Putting aside one of the explanations for this stream of selfies—a substantial pro-Moscow, ethnic Russian population on the peninsula—it’s actually quite fitting that amateur and professional photographers are experimenting with new technology this week to document Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula. A century and a half ago, Crimea served as the breeding ground for modern war photography.
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