Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Edward Snowden The NSA Whistleblower Goes Public

An ex-CIA employee working as a contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency said he leaked documents and details of a top secret U.S. surveillance program in order to protect the "basic liberties for people around the world." Edward Snowdon is hiding in a hotel room in Hong Kong and waiting for big dudes in black suits to extradite him for revealing the PRISM and Verizon documents.Holed up in a hotel room in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden, 29, said he had thought long and hard before publicizing details of an NSA program code-named PRISM, saying he had done so because he felt the United States was building an unaccountable and secret espionage machine that spied on every American.Edward Snowden, the Booz Allen Hamilton staffer with a top-secret security clearance who leaked details of NSA surveillance, is welcome to seek asylum in Iceland, according to lawmaker Birgitta Jónsdóttir and Smari McCarthy, executive director of the International Modern Media Institute, an organization dedicated to protecting whistleblowers.