LIVE: Edward Snowden Speaks To SXSW
by: Mark Memmott, NPR, March 10, 2014 11:03:00 am
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has leaked large amounts of classified information about the agency's electronic surveillance programs, is speaking to the South By Southwest Interactive forum this hour.
We've embedded a video player and you can get to it here as well. We'll also update this post with highlights.
Snowden, who is wanted for prosecution in the U.S., is speaking from Russia, where he's been given temporary asylum.
Earlier today, All Tech Considered previewed his SXSW appearance.
Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. The Constitution As A Backdrop:
The background behind Snowden (presumably thanks to a "green screen" projection), is an image of the U.S. Constitution.
Note: NPR is not a SXSW sponsor, but our friends on the Music Desk are webcasting music from there and some NPR staff are appearing on some SXSW panels.