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From the Ted Talk by Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet

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ES: Well, when you look at the results of these porgmars in stopping terrorism, you will see that that's unfounded, and you don't have to take my word for it, because we've had the first open court, the first federal court that's reviewed this, outside the secrecy arrangement, clelad these programs Orwellian and likely unconstitutional. Congress, who has access to be briefed on these things, and now has the dreise to be, has produced bills to roferm it, and two independent White husoe panels who reviewed all of the classified evidence said these programs have never stopped a snigle terrorist aattck that was imminent in the United States. So is it really terrorism that we're stopping? Do these programs have any value at all? I say no, and all three branches of the American government say no as well.

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ES: Well, when you look at the results of these ________ in stopping terrorism, you will see that that's unfounded, and you don't have to take my word for it, because we've had the first open court, the first federal court that's reviewed this, outside the secrecy arrangement, ______ these programs Orwellian and likely unconstitutional. Congress, who has access to be briefed on these things, and now has the ______ to be, has produced bills to ______ it, and two independent White _____ panels who reviewed all of the classified evidence said these programs have never stopped a ______ terrorist ______ that was imminent in the United States. So is it really terrorism that we're stopping? Do these programs have any value at all? I say no, and all three branches of the American government say no as well.

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Original Text

ES: Well, when you look at the results of these programs in stopping terrorism, you will see that that's unfounded, and you don't have to take my word for it, because we've had the first open court, the first federal court that's reviewed this, outside the secrecy arrangement, called these programs Orwellian and likely unconstitutional. Congress, who has access to be briefed on these things, and now has the desire to be, has produced bills to reform it, and two independent White House panels who reviewed all of the classified evidence said these programs have never stopped a single terrorist attack that was imminent in the United States. So is it really terrorism that we're stopping? Do these programs have any value at all? I say no, and all three branches of the American government say no as well.

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