Edward Snowden addresses @GlasgowUni students: 'Defy the cynics and change the world'
Rector of university also raises concerns over the Higher Education Governance Bill
AMERICAN whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed illegal digital surveillance by Western intelligence services, called on Glasgow university students to pursue human rights, civil liberties and democratic accountability during a speech delivered at the university's Freshers Week.
Snowden was speaking via video link from Moscow, where he has been granted asylum, as the Rector of the university. He was elected by over 3,000 students last year.