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Edward Snowden      

Whistleblower Known for Leaking Classified NSA Documents That Sparked A Conversation About Citizens' Rights to Privacy from the Government

In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified American National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens' rights to privacy on the Internet.

Snowden worked for the National Security Agency through subcontractor Booz Allen in the NSA's Oahu office. After only three months, Snowden began collecting top-secret documents regarding NSA domestic surveillance practices, which he found disturbing.

Snowden got leave from his job at the NSA to be treated for his epilepsy and used the time to give revelatory interviews about America's security regime.

After Snowden fled to Hong Kong, China, newspapers began printing the documents that he had leaked to them, many of them detailing invasive spying practices against American citizens.

With the U.S. charging Snowden under the Espionage Act but many groups calling him a hero for revealing the government's alarmingly close watch on citizens, Snowden resides in Russia, with the U.S. government working on extradition.

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