At 3 p.m. Eastern Thursday, Edward Snowden will take your questions in a livechat run by the Courage Foundation. Questions are being sourced from Twitter, on the hashtag #AskSnowden. With about an hour to go, the hashtag has been picking up. Here are some of the best questions we've seen so far.
#AskSnowden It’s been reported that you set up a “dead man’s switch” for a series of files. Can you confirm that?
— Gabriela Vatu (@GabrielaVatu) January 23, 2014
Can we expect revelations on NSA roles in spying on Occupy Movement & picking targets for FBI counterterror entrapment stings? #AskSnowden
— Sam Knight (@samknight1) January 23, 2014
#AskSnowden do you know about the barrett brown case ? if so what are your thoughts regarding the 'legality' of what has happened to him?
— cari machet (@carimachet) January 23, 2014
(Here's some background on the Barrett Brown case in question.)
Is there anything you've seen that would scare the people who claim to be unbothered by surveillance? #AskSnowden
— robert randall (@robertrandall20) January 23, 2014
I think a big reason crypto isn’t implemented on a mass scale involves usability, or lack thereof. How'd you advise fixing that? #AskSnowden
— Andrew Blake (@apblake) January 23, 2014
— MadelineCarr (@MadelineCarr) January 23, 2014
#AskSnowden What does a non-American have to do to become a target of NSA surveillance? Are drone/foreign policy protesters targeted?
— Under Surveillance (@RightToBeForgot) January 23, 2014
— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) January 23, 2014
Do you think you will ever be able to return to the US? #AskSnowden
— Daniel Shay (@RaattanLobby) January 23, 2014
Are there NSA backdoors in encryption algorithms like AES? #AskSnowden
— J.P. (@captjlp78) January 23, 2014