If, like us, you aren’t luck enough to be at the big tech jamboree that is SXSW in Austin, Texas this week, you may have missed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden give his first live talk on the subject of internet surveillance and the huge cache of files from US and UK security agencies that he leaked to the press.

Hero or villain? Snowden was appearing via a Google Hangout from Russia, where he is currently enjoying political asylum. His talk lasted a full hour, staged as an interview with Ben Wizner and Christopher Soghoian of the American Civil Liberties Union.

You can see it all below. The audio is pretty lousy, but it’s well worth watching. The key takeaway point? “I’d do it all again”.

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.