Surprising no one, NSA whisteblower Edward Snowden is mighty pleased by yesterday's court decision, which deemed the agency's widespread surveillance program illegal. Speaking via livestream at the Nordic Media Festival, Snowden noted that the importance of the decision "can't be overstated," Forbes reports. "This decision will not affect only the phone metadata program," he said. "It will affect every other mass surveillance program in the U.S. going forward." The ruling was, after all, exactly what Snowden was going for when he leaked details about the NSA's data collection methods to the press. While the courts didn't call for the NSA to stop its surveillance programs, it's certainly a step in the right direction.