The Snowdenbot’s next adventure?

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Edward Snowden wanders the halls of TED2014 using the BeamPro. He has apparently been using the bot to visit the ACLU office. Photo: Bret Hartman

Edward Snowden wanders the halls of TED2014 using the BeamPro. He has apparently been using the bot to visit the ACLU office in New York. Photo: Bret Hartman

Edward Snowden hasn’t forgotten about the remote presence robot that allowed him to speak on the TED2014 stage and roam the halls of the conference, chatting with attendees. While in exile in Russia, Snowden has apparently used this system, affectionately dubbed the “Snowdenbot,” on a semi-regular basis.

Andy Greenberg writes in Wired about how Snowden has taken advantage of the BeamPro remote presence system to interact with folks at the New York office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Using the bot, Snowden got a tour of the office from executive director Anthony Romero, and took a moment to pop into the office of a lawyer for a casual conversation. The bot allows Snowden to roll himself around at a…

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