Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower

June 10, 2013 in Media & Tech, News

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Edward Snowden a former NSA contractor, leaked information to the press that the United States had an extensive spying program called prism in which they monitored phone and internet records of millions of Americans.  He is now on the run fearing retribution by the united states.  As Information Systems Analyst (Tech Support) Snowden had access to a lot of information that was not available to all employees, it was in this position that he noticed that the NSA was violating privacy rights of Americans around the world.  Many people in the media have shown support for Snowden, he is being called a whistleblower and has brought more attention to the surveillance activities of the United States intelligence community