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Edward Snowden plans to speak to SXSW tech conference via video

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is scheduled to join the popular South by Southwest (SXSX) tech conference via video, organizers say.

Snowden will join American Civil Liberties Union technologist Christopher Soghoian to discuss technology and government surveillance at an event scheduled for Monday, March 10.

"Edward Snowden's revelations have launched a historic debate about surveillance practices and democratic controls, in which all three branches of government are actively and publicly engaging," the release notes. "But the technology community has too often been left out of the debate. It's time to fix that."

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