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Very thoughtful, articulate interview. Smart guy who knows he will get hammered by NSA PR flacks, so does his best to get his case out there first.

Let me help by transcribing a money quote:

Interviewer: Why should people care about surveillance?

Snowden: Because even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded and the the storage capability of these systems increases every year… consistently… by orders of magnitude to where it’s getting to the point you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody, even by a wrong call; and then they can use this system to go back in time and scrutinise every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with and attack you on that basis to sort of… derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrongdoer.

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