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People’s privacy is violated without any suspicion of wrongdoing, former National Security Agency contractor claims 

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Edward Snowden joined a debate on surveillance, by video link from Russia. Photograph: Sunshinepress/Getty Images

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.

 

“It’s no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone calls, emails, texts, search history, what you buy, who your friends are, where you go, who you love.”

 

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