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Ed Snowden Explains the Trigger for His Whistleblowing, and More

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Here’s the audio track from a recent interview with Edward Snowden, hosted by Hubert Seipel of the ARD Network.  Snowden explains what triggered his whistleblowing, the “5-I’s Alliance”, X-Keyscore, and more.Click here for free audiobook download from Audible that will generate $15 to the PBC Podcast!

Following a tip from listener Tom McAfee, this interview with Snowden is quite interesting.  He talks about recent threats to his life, how James Clapper’s perjury pushed him over the edge to action, and explains to German audiences some of NSA’s dragnet programs.

He tells how the “5 I’s”, US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, are joined by hardware and data, and can share info that would be illegal, for example, for NSA to collect on Americans.

He explains more about X Keyscore, the program that allows real-time monitoring of email, phone, and computer screens.

Snowden ends by dismissing the invitations that he return to the US and “face the music”.