WATCH: Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW Festival

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is speaking at South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual technology and music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Snowden, who has been living in Russia under temporary asylum, will participate via videoconference in a conversation on surveillance and online privacy beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Snowden is wanted in the U.S. on espionage charges for leaking thousands of classified documents from the NSA and turning them over to several journalists who have since published reports about the spy agency's vast surveillance programs. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke at SXSW Saturday. He called the NSA “a rogue agency.”

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