Snowden Calls Spying ‘Vital’ In Testimony To European Parliament

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Snowden Calls Spying ‘Vital’ In Testimony To European Parliament
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Former National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden recently gave testimony to the European Parliament about how the spy programs that he revealed affect EU Citizens, and despite his actions he doesn’t come across as an anti-surveillance dove.

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“I worked for the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency. The National Security Agency. The Defense Intelligence Agency. I love my country, and I believe that spying serves a vital purpose and must continue,” explains Snowden.

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He argues that mass surveillance, aside from the civil rights violations that it entails, makes people less safe because it overloads intelligence agencies with too much information. “I belie