Edward J. Snowden
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
- "I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant."
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."
- Meet the NSA leaker, Human Events
- Edward Snowden comes forward as source of NSA leaks, Washington Post
- Boehner describes NSA leaker as 'traitor'