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Edward Snowden delivers a Christmas message

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Edward Snowden has delivered a message about privacy via the United Kingdom’s Channel 4, and it may be a bit different from your typical holiday cheer.

He delivered message as part of Channel 4’s annual response to Queen Elizabeth’s royal Christmas message, and as you can expect he touched on many of the issues that have come to define his life over the past year.

“A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all,” Snowden said. “They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded, un-analyzed thought.”

He also states that if the United States’ government wants to know what’s going on with its citizens and if it “really wants to know how we feel, asking is always cheaper than spying.”

Its definitely been a tumultuous year when it comes to privacy and one hopes 2014 will bring some improvements in that regard.

[via AllThingsD [2], Huffington Post [3], image via zennie62’s flickr [4]]