The second part of the Guardian's interview with Edward Snowden was released Monday, digging deeper into Snowden's thoughts and fears on what he's done, as well as his assessment of the value of the information he leaked.
But at least two key sections were deleted from the final edit of the interview. According to an audio file obtained by BuzzFeed, Snowden delves deeper into his fears for his family and friends and talks about the government's constant efforts to thwart new "privacy advancing" technologies. He also suggests that the government will attack his family and friends because "they can't reach me."
Update: A Guardian spokesperson emailed this statement to BuzzFeed:
[Filmmaker Laura Poitras] did an event in NYC where she showed 2-3 minutes of video excerpts of the Snowden interview at a private event at MoMA - she just included different parts than she did for this part. Part 2 was created for the Guardian as was part 1. They're all extracts from interviews conducted by Glenn Greenwald and filmed by Laura Poitras.
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