John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden on Harmful Documents and Nude Photos (Video)
"You're giving documents with information you know could be harmful, which could get out there."
John Oliver traveled to Russia to speak with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in a tough interview about the documents he leaked.
Oliver asked Snowden about the consequences of his actions, pointing out that when documents are published and not redacted properly, it can be dangerous. "That is a problem," said Snowden. "Well, that's a f— up,"said Oliver.
Snowden said that mistakes are made in journalism. "This is a fundamental concept of liberty," he said. Oliver replied, "Right. But you have to own that then. You're giving documents with information you know could be harmful, which could get out there."
The duo also talked about the access to personal information the NSA has.
"The good news is that there's no program named 'The Dick Pic' program. The bad news: They are still collecting everybody's information, including your dick pics," said Snowden. "If you have your email somewhere like Gmail hosted on a server overseas or transferred overseas or anytime it crosses outside the borders of the United States, your junk ends up in the database."