Robert L. Peters

26 December 2013

Edward Snowden Christmas message : End mass surveillance.


London, UK

Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden has delivered an “alternative” UK Christmas message, urging an end to mass surveillance. The broadcast was carried on BBC Channel 4 as an alternative to the Queen’s traditional Christmas message. The 30-year-old has temporary asylum in Russia after leaking details of US electronic surveillance programmes.

Snowden opened his two-minute message, recorded in Russia, with a reference to novelist George Orwell, author of 1984, saying the surveillance technology described in his works was “nothing compared to what we have today”.

View Edward Snowden’s two-minute video message here.

“Asking is cheaper than spying.”

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