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Entire populations now living under constant surveillance: Edward Snowden

Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 11:40am IST | Agency: ANI

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that 'entire populations, rather than just individuals, are under constant surveillance'.

Snowden made his comments in a short video that was played before a debate on the proposition that surveillance today is a euphemism for mass surveillance, in Toronto, Canada.

According to the Guardian, Snowden said that the mass surveillance covers phone calls, emails, texts, search history, what you buy, who your friends are, where you go, who you love."

The video was shown as two of the debaters—the former US National Security Administration director, General Michael Hayden, and the well-known civil liberties lawyer and Harvard law professor, Alan Dershowitz —argued in favour of the debate statement: 'Be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defence of our freedoms,' the report added.

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