NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Offers Christmas Message To The Public

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WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden offers a Christmas message to the British public. From Russia, where he’s been granted temporary asylum, he pressed for an end to mass government surveillance.

Rochelle Ritchie reports.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden addressed the British people in a pre-taped message, calling U.K. and U.S. governments surveillance worse than anything George Orwell described in his novel 1984.

“We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Think about what this means for the privacy of the average person,” Snowden said.

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Britain’s Channel 4 broadcasts an alternative to the queen’s annual Christmas address, and this year, chose Snowden for the message.

It’s a victory lap for the former NSA computer specialist, who earlier this week told the Washington Post he’s “already won” by jump-starting a worldwide debate on government intrusion.

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