disccusion 4 - One of the most recent scandals occurred just last year with Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency Edward Snowden was a NSA

disccusion 4 - One of the most recent scandals occurred...

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One of the most recent scandals occurred just last year with Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency. Edward Snowden was a NSA contractor who snuck out of the country last June with classified information. It late June, 2013 Edward leaked some of that information. Snowden’s leaked information revealed numerous global surveillance programs that were mostly run by NSA and the Five Eyes. NSA was collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. Verizon had to hand over all its telephone data to the NSA on ongoing basis. NSA also tapped directly into servers such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo to track online communication. The information released has fueled debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and personal information privacy. Snowden has been called a hero, a patriot, and a whistleblower. Snowden is considered a whistleblower because he became aware of
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