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Edward Snowden: Vladimir Putin must be called to account on surveillance just like Obama

Originally published in the Guardian, 18 April 2014

On Thursday, I questioned Russia’s involvement in mass surveillance on live television. I asked Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, a question that cannot credibly be answered in the negative by any leader who runs a modern, intrusive surveillance program: “Does [your country] intercept, analyse or store millions of individuals’ communications?”

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