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1/27/2014 (1 year ago)

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First interview with Snowden since he left Hong Kong

In a new interview with national Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden, he reveals that the agency uses data it collect for economic - as well as security reasons. The interview, to be broadcast on German TV, will be the first such interview since Snowden left Hong Kong.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said he was unlikely to consider clemency for Edward Snowden.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said he was unlikely to consider clemency for Edward Snowden.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/27/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Edward Snowden, NSA, economic, Germany, interview


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "If there is information, for example on Siemens, which is in the national interest, but has nothing to do with national security, they will still use this information," Snowden says in a German translation of the interview.

Conducted by a journalist for NDR, the bureau is a regional chain belonging to the broadcaster that has analyzed secret documents that Snowden leaked to journalists. The chain in Moscow filmed the interview with Snowden.

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On its Web site, NDR said that Snowden assured he was no longer in possession of any confidential documents. All of the data has since been handed out to handpicked journalists. The former NSA contractor said he no longer wants, or is able to take part in any future revelations.

Snowden will also address "his personal path" to leaking the information, in addition to his consequences of his revelations about NSA surveillance programs.

The 30-year-old Snowden fled the U.S. in May of last year after revealing that his government was collecting telephone data from millions of U.S. citizens, monitoring vast amounts of private Internet traffic and eavesdropping on the conversations of both friends and foes alike.

In a question-and-answer session on the "Free Snowden" website last week, Snowden ruled out returning to the U.S., where he said there was no chance of a free trial.

US Attorney General Eric Holder has said he was unlikely to consider clemency for Snowden.

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
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That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



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