CNN Reporter: 99.9 Percent of SXSW Attendees Say Snowden is a Hero

‘He was very nervous when he first went to Glenn Greenwald about this that no one would care’

Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW, Calls for Public Oversight of U.S. Spy Programs (CNN)

In a rare public tal via the Web, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged a tech conference audience Monday to help "fix" the U.S. government's surveillance of its citizens.

He spoke via teleconference from Russia to an audience of thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin. The event marked the first time the former National Security Agency contractor has directly addressed people in the United States since he fled the country with thousands of secret documents last June.

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