Edward Snowden issues ‘call to arms’ for tech companies in secret SXSW meeting

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was a highlight of last year’s SXSW, where he gave one of his first public speeches. This year, Snowden was back at SXSW — but only a few people even knew it was happening. Snowden held a streamed question-and-answer session with roughly two dozen people from across the technology and policy world, which participant Sunday Yokubaitis, president of online privacy company Golden Frog, described as a “call to arms” for tech companies to foil spying with better privacy tools.

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