Edward Snowden to speak about privacy and technology at SXSW — via video conferenceSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:33
Edward Snowden to speak about privacy and technology at SXSW — via video conference
March 04, 2014
Move over Julian Assange, there's an even bigger name heading to SXSW Interactive this year. SXSW announced Tuesday morning that it is adding former NSA contractor — turned whistleblower — Edward Snowden to the official lineup.
Appearing via teleconference, presumably from Russia where he currently has asylum following the release of thousands of classified documents revealing the NSA's extensive surveillance program of both U.S. citizens and allied governments, Snowden will be speaking on March 10 with Christopher Soghoian, the principal technologist of the American Civil Liberties Union. The conversation will discuss surveillance and online privacy, a topic that will likely be a hot-button issue at this year's conference.