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Edward Snowden
  • Name: Edward Snowden
  • Born: 06/21/1983 (37 years old)
  • Occupation: Computer security consultant
  • Known for: Revealing details of classified United States government surveillance programs

Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor. 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.

Birth Name: Edward Joseph Snowden

Awards: Right Livelihood Award

Alias: Edward Joseph Snowden

Birth Place: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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