On June 6, two reporters and a videographer from The Guardian conducted a high profile interview with Edward Snowden, who is now known as the National Security Agency (NSA) whistle blower. The interview was conducted in Hong Kong, China, apparently due to Snowden's concern over the U.S. government's pursuit of him for criminal charges including breech of national security.
The young, 29-year old intelligence analyst is quite frank about his ability to probe into practically any Americans phone or other communications. He worked for a NSA contractor called Booz-Allen-Hamilton.
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Just hours following the interview, the Department of Justice took action filing legal requests for extradition of Edward Snowden from China back to the United States. Congressman King (NY-R) stated charges should be brought against Snowden due to exposure of classified intelligence procedures.
Objectively, Snowden did breech national security with his disclosure. This was a classified NSA program. Which is now publicly known as PRISM.
On the other hand, many will consider Snowden a patriot for exposing the feds over reach.
Perhaps now America will awaken to the severe degree of intrusion privacy by the federal government. Snowden clearly states he questioned the broad authority the intelligence community has to look into private communications of American citizens. His revelations shine a bright light on the actual conduct of our government. And, the actions big government is willing to take to observe the population. Plus, how the feds have little regard for Americans right to privacy as guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution.
Source: The Guardian