Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden skyped into a SXSW panel today via seven proxy servers, a tactic probably taken to cloak his location. NPR has the story:
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who has leaked large amounts of classified information about the agency’s electronic surveillance programs, spoke via video to a sympathetic audience at South By Southwest Interactive on Monday. Snowden, who is wanted for prosecution in the U.S., was in Russia, where he’s been given temporary asylum. Repeating things he’s said before, Snowden declared Monday that he would do what he did all over again because he had seen the Constitution being “violated on a massive scale.” The Obama administration disagrees, though Snowden’s revelations did begin a process that he wants the NSA to stop holding on to massive amounts of “metadata” about the phone calls and electronic communications of millions of people around the world.
The ACLU provides the video.