Snowden: I wanted to ‘correct the excesses of government’

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of San Francisco last week to demonstrate against NSA domestic surveillance.

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains, as far as the public knows, stuck in the transit area of a Moscow airport. But two newly published interviews reveal more about why he decided to go public with documents confirming the NSA’s domestic surveillance of American citizens.

The interviews, separately published today by the Guardian and Spiegel Online, were conducted over a month ago — before his identity as the…

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