NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW

Edward Snowden talks during a simulcast conversation during the SXSW Interactive Festival on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Snowden talked with American Civil Liberties Union’s principal technologist Christopher Soghoian, and answered tweeted questions. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Edward Snowden spoke again at SXSW, but this time, only a few people knew about it. Last year, the National Security Agency whistleblower spoke via satellite from Russia. Snowden made headlines for exposing the government’s surveillance methods.

This year — again by remote — he gave a handful of SXSW attendees a Q&A session. According to The Verge, during Sunday’s session Snowden called on companies to adopt technology that could block surveillance or make it more difficult.

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