Edward SnowdenEdward Snowden was among the highly anticipated guests of this year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, alongside fellow whistleblower Julian Assange of Wikileaks. In the talk, he speaks about the need for accountability, and the lack of effectiveness in the NSA program.

“It is important to remember that this is a global issue,” Snowden warned gravely as he spoke about the worldwide reach of spying agencies in countries around the globe. “They are setting fire to the future of the internet. The people who are in this room now are the firefighters.”

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