Snowden on Secret U.S. Surveillance
TRANSCEND VIDEOS, 30 Aug 2021
1 Jul 2021
Edward Snowden explains how the government has been exploiting their citizens and betraying their privacy as he talks about the different methods and factors that go into the government’s mass surveillance. He further speaks on his experience working for the NSA, CIA, U.S. government, and what he did during his time spying on US citizens.
Born in North Carolina in 1983 Edward Snowden, former CIA officer and whistleblower, worked for the National Security Agency through subcontractor Booz Allen in the NSA’s Oahu (Honolulu) office, where he began collecting top-secret documents regarding NSA surveillance practices that he found disturbing. After he fled to Hong Kong newspapers began printing documents that he leaked to them, many detailing invasive spying practices against American citizens, world leaders, corporations and foreign governments through metadata collection of phone calls, email messages, social media activities, plus dissemination of malicious software and viruses throughout computers worldwide. The U.S. has charged Snowden under the Espionage Act but he is hailed around the world as a hero. He remains in exile in Russia, with the U.S. government working on extradition. Snowden is the author of “Permanent Record” and is the president of Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit that defends public-interest journalism in the 21st century.
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