“Last Warning, They Want to Take Control!”
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 27 Sep 2021
27 Jun 2021
Edward Snowden explains how the government is taking advantage of the people, stealing their information and storing it in a secret data center. He tells about his experience working at the CIA, NSA, and FBI as a contractor. Snowden further suggests that we need to take action against mass surveillance.
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.
Tags: Activism, Education, Edward Snowden, Nonviolence, Nonviolent Action, Privacy rights, Protests, Spying, Surveillance, Whistleblowing
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 27 Sep 2021.
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