The pro-privacy speech by Snowden, now to be known as Pope Skywalker II, drew massive cheers from the SXSW audience, despite some infighting within the festival’s establishment.
“Maybe I don’t get it. I mean yea, he leaked all this top secret info. And he’s an international criminal. But all I’ve seen him do since he’s been here is sit in the corner and maybe pick his nose once in a while. He’s definitely no Tom Hanks.”
“The Obama administration has shown appalling disregard for the privacy of American citizens,” said architect of the abortion ban Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., at a press conference Thursday. “Looks like it’s up to Congress to rein in government once again.”
On Monday, The Guardian conducted a reader question and answer session with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Below are just a few of the exchanges that proceeded. So far are things going the way you thought they would regarding a public debate? – tikkamasala Snowden: Initially I was very encouraged. Unfortunately, the mainstream media now seems far more interested in what I said…
“This great apartment is just going to waste,” said Russian MP Robert Schlegel. “Vaulted ceilings, heat and hot water, laundry right in the unit – it is the least we can offer to a champion of free speech such as Mr. Snowden.”