Edward Snowden

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愛德華·斯諾登, إدوارد سنودين, Эдвард Сноўдэн, and 33 others 愛德華史諾登, এডৱাৰ্ড স্ন'ডেন, เอ็ดเวิร์ด สโนว์เดน, Едвард Сноуден, ئێدوارد سنۆدن, エドワード・スノーデン, Snowden, Эдвард Сноуден, Эдуард Сновден, Էդվարդ Սնոուդեն, 愛德華斯諾登, Edward J. Snowden, אדוארד סנודן, Эдуард Сноуден, एड्वर्ड स्नोडेन, Eduard Snouden, Έντουαρντ Σνόουντεν, এডওয়ার্ড স্নোডেন, எட்வேர்ட் சுனோவ்டன், 爱德华·斯诺登, Едуард Сноудън, Ėdvard Snouden, Edvard Snouden, エドワード スノーデン, എഡ്വേർഡ് സ്‌നോഡെൻ, Edward Snowden, Edward Joseph Snowden, ਐਡਵਰਡ ਸਨੋਡੇਨ, ایڈورڈ سنوڈن, ఎడ్వర్డ్ స్నోడెన్, ادوارد اسنودن, 에드워드 스노든, Edvards Snoudens
June 20, 1983

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Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is a former computer intelligence consultant who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 when he was an employee and subcontractor for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments, and prompted a cultural discussion about national security and individual privacy. In 2013, Snowden was hired by an NSA contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, after previous employment with Dell and the CIA. Snowden says he gradually became disillusioned with the programs with which he was involved, and that he tried to raise his ethical concerns through internal channels but was ignored. On May 20, 2013, Snowden flew to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an NSA facility in Hawaii, and in early June he revealed thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, Barton Gellman, and Ewen MacAskill. Snowden came to international attention after stories based on the material appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post, and other publications. On June 21, 2013, the United States Department of Justice unsealed charges …

Books by Edward Snowden