Last night NBC news ran an exclusive interview with Edward Snowden, the first the former NSA, CIA, and Booz Allen employee has given to a US network since blowing the whistle on mass surveillance in June 2013. Here are some tweets from last night to give you a taste of what Snowden had to say and how people reacted.
Biggest news from NBC/Snowden interview: NBC confirmed Snowden filed written concerns with NSA – something USG has vehemently denied.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 29, 2014
Snowden on why he doesn’t return to “face the music” :“The music is not open court and a fair trial."
— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) May 29, 2014
Snowden: "I may have lost my ability to travel but I've gained the ability to go to sleep at night…"
— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) May 29, 2014
Snowden invokes Iraq war lies: "It shows the problem of putting too much faith in intelligence systems without debating them in public."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 29, 2014
Snowden says the NSA can remotely turn a cell phone on and use it for spying, plus 6 other things we learned tonight http://t.co/H6WNTW1KYs
— HipHop Independent (@HipHopThinker) May 29, 2014
— John Baiata (@JBaiata) May 29, 2014