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Whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks at the UA

Posted at 10:19 PM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 01:19:23-04

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Whistleblower Edward Snowden joined a panel discussion on privacy at the University of Arizona via Skype from Russia.

Snowden is known for leaking classified government documents that exposed secret government surveillance programs in 2013. He is now wanted for Espionage in the United States and has been granted asylum in Russia. 

Snowden joined Noam Chomsky and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who first broke the story, for the panel discussion on Friday. 

Listen to some of what Snowden had to say about privacy rights and their importance to the American people, and some reaction to his comments, in the video above.