Edward Snowden has come forward as the whistleblower in the NSA and PRISM scandal in which it has been discovered that through the PRISM program, the NSA and other agencies have had access to user data at such major Internet companies as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Hotmail and Apple.
In the 12+ minute interview, Edward Snowden explains why he did it, and admits that by outing himself, he puts himself in danger from agencies such as the CIA and the NSA itself. He also addresses questions as to whether he intends to defect to China (he gives the interview from Hong Kong), and whether his motive in whistleblowing was to harm the United States.
We are in the process of having the video transcribed, but in the meantime, here is the video interview:
UPDATE: You can read the transcript of the Edward Snowden interview here.
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