Edward Snowden is going to be talking to attendees at SXSW later today, but fortunately, you don’t have to be over in Austin to be able to enjoy the proceedings. You can listen in yourself later today…
Of course, Snowden isn’t actually in Texas in person, but he’ll be speaking via a video link – just as Julian Assange did on Saturday. Assange blasted the NSA for its “unfettered” powers from his bolthole in the Ecuadorian embassy in London (via Skype), and we can expect Snowden to be similarly scathing.
So where do you point your browser to enjoy Snowden’s outpourings? Here, at The Texas Tribune Livestream – they also streamed the Assange interview at the weekend.
Snowden – along with his legal advisor, Ben Wizner – is going to be interviewed by Christopher Soghoian, the ACLU’s principal technologist. The dialogue will focus on the impact the NSA’s surveillance has had on the tech industry, and how technology can be a force to protect citizens from mass surveillance.
Snowden’s speech (or “virtual conversation” as SXSW puts it) is scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time, which is 16:00 UK time – so make sure you’re settled in to the Tribune website, popcorn in hand, just before teatime. Actually maybe lose the popcorn – you’ll spoil your appetite for dinner.
We’ll be watching and bringing you our own take, naturally, so stay tuned for that, too.