Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Prime Day Fire TV Deals
    12:56 Deals

    Amazon’s early Prime Day smart TV deals are unreal, including a 70″ 4K Fire TV…

  2. Prime Day Deals
    09:43 Deals

    These early Prime Day deals have prices so low, it’s like Amazon made a mistake

  3. Amazon Deals
    10:30 Deals

    Today’s top deals: Free $15 Amazon credit, $530 70″ TV, $4 smart plugs, $8 sma…

  4. Best Beach Towels For Sand
    11:44 Deals

    I’m never going to the beach again without this brilliant $18 Amazon find

  5. Best Amazon Deals Today
    07:58 Deals

    15 hidden Amazon deals that are so exclusive, they’re only for Prime members

John Oliver interviewed Edward Snowden on Last Week Tonight – watch it here

April 6th, 2015 at 3:05 PM
John Oliver Edward Snowden Interview

Edward Snowden was behind one of the biggest leaks of classified information in modern history. The only problem is that most of the information that he leaked is extraordinarily difficult to parse for the average American. Do you really understand what PRISM does? Do you have any idea how Executive Order 12333 affects your life?

DON’T MISS: You can finally order the Intel USB stick that turns any monitor into a full PC

Although I’m sure there are plenty of exceptions out there, your answer is probably a resounding “no.” Without the proper context, it’s excruciatingly difficult to wrap your head around the ins and outs of the biggest surveillance operation in the world.

But what if that same complex information was delivered in a way you could understand? Enter: John Oliver.

Last week, without anyone’s knowledge but the production team behind Last Week Tonight, John Oliver traveled to Russia to interview Edward Snowden. This wasn’t the first interview that Snowden had ever taken, but it was undoubtedly the strangest.

“Everything you did only matters if we have this conversation properly,” Oliver explains to Snowden. “So let me help you out there.”

John Oliver proceeds to steer the conversation in a direction that he knows plenty of Americans will be much more familiar with — whether they like it or not. Of course, I’m talking about sending pictures of one’s junk to someone else. It’s an unfortunate side effect of the smartphone camera, but according to Snowden, it’s a part of our culture that we shouldn’t have to give up just because the NSA is intercepting our transmissions.

Watch the full interview below:

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

Popular News