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The ''Washington Post'' quotes him as saying
 
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* "Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest." [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/intelligence-leaders-push-back-on-leakers-media/2013/06/09/fff80160-d122-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks], ''Washington Post''
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* "Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest."<ref> [http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/intelligence-leaders-push-back-on-leakers-media/2013/06/09/fff80160-d122-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks], ''Washington Post''</ref>
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==

Revision as of 23:52, 13 June 2013

Edward J. Snowden (b. ca. 1984) is a 29-year-old IT specialist for defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton who revealed the PRISM Internet snooping program of the National Security Agency. He is a former CIA employee who made himself famous in May and June 2013, by revealing to the world that the National Security Agency had in effect built a dossier on every man, woman and child in the country.

He told a British newspaper The Guardian

The Washington Post quotes him as saying

  • "Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest."[2]

Notes

  1. Meet the NSA leaker, Human Events
  2. Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks, Washington Post

See also