NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett appeared at TED via a video link.

Chris Anderson

Two days after Snowden made a surprising appearance at TED in Vancouver, the conference is giving the “other side” a chance to weigh in.
NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett made an appearance this morning via video link from Fort Meade, Maryland.

He answered 30 minutes of questions in an interview with TED curator Chris Anderson, which was reported by Wired UK, Forbes, and the BBC, among other outlets.
Ledgett said that oversight of the NSA is real, not just a rubber-stamp, and that Snowden’s decision to leak “shows amazing arrogance that he knows better than the framework of the constitution.”

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