PRISM & NSA Whistleblower Revealed: Edward Snowden, to Prevent a Turnkey TyrannySubmitted by LapHog on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 14:38
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.
The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong," he said.
Snowden will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organisations – the NSA.
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CNN: Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg defends Edward Snowden:
"I've waited decades for this moment"
The Guardian: Edward Snowden: saving us from the United Stasi of America
by Daniel Ellsberg | 10 June 2013
Snowden's whistleblowing gives us a chance to roll back what is tantamount to an 'executive coup' against the US Constitution