Snowden's 'Alternative' Christmas Message Is Pretty Grim
Each Christmas, the U.K.'s Channel 4 airs an alternative to the queen's Christmas message. This year, that broadcast featured Edward Snowden.By Zach Toombs | December 25, 2013
The American who pulled back the curtain on spying from the U.S. and United Kingdom delivered an alternative Christmas message Wednesday. Britain's Channel 4 broadcast this video statement from Edward Snowden.
SNOWDEN: "A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves — an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought."
Snowden also compared the surveillance practices he revealed to those used in "1984," the iconic work of British author George Orwell. Delivered from Moscow, Snowden's brief message clocks in at under 2 minutes. (Via Umbrella-Rosenbum Films Production / "1984")