WATCH: Edward Snowden Interview With John Oliver

Government Surveillance: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics. Connect with Last Week Tonight online… Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it…2015-04-06T06:30:01.000Z

John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight on HBO, flew to Russia to interview former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden about the information on spying programs that he leaked, and why Americans should care.

Oliver showed Snowden that many Americans don’t remember who he is, or what he did to get into the news, often confusing him with Wikileaks.

Oliver then had Snowden explain how NSA programs work in terms of whether the NSA can or cannot use it to look at naked pictures Americans are sending to each other, saying more Americans would understand the issue that way.

Watch the full video above.

Snowden was the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary, Citizen Four, and gave an interview to NBC News in 2014.