Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA employee – NSA whistleblower is identified

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA employee...
NSA whistleblower is identified

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA employee, is the source behind the major intelligence leaks of the past week, according to the man who first reported on the the government’s surveillance programs last week, the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald. Snowden’s identity has been confirmed by The Washington Post.

 

In a story posted by the Guardian on Sunday afternoon, Greenwald and two other reports reveal Snowden, who currently works for the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton but has contracted for years with the National Security Agency, as the source of his information.

 

The Guardian reports it is naming Snowden at his own request. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. had announced Saturday that the NSA launched a Justice Department investigation into who leaked the information.

 

Read more at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/intelligence-leaders-push-back-on-leakers-media/2013/06/09/fff80160-d122-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html

One Response to "Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former CIA employee..."

  1. Isaiah Ney   August 1, 2013 at 1:24 am

    The continuing E Snowden scandal is really fascinating.It obviously highlights the unbelievable issues the USA has with privacy.Yet it is not just our govt. Even average citizens are now snooping on each other. Without knowing any thing about you; I,Tony,the Plumber,Joey can use internet resources like I-Gator and learn your financial records, work history, marriage records. And much like the NSA – it’s totally legal.Shady but nonetheless legal.This has to change. In the digital age, there’s a great deal info available. And govt cyber-terrorist are getting more aggressive every day. Where does it end?The US Government domestic spying story is surely f**d up. However frankly . . . what did all of us expect. Firstly Hollywood has already prepared Americans for this type of attack. We all applaud whenever the cop (in the movies) hacks into telephone records to get the “bad” guys. And even though there’s not a warrant, we haven’t any trouble with it. But we are surprised when we learn the same technology exists and is being used on us.On top of that – You don’t have to be a major govt to spy. Firms spy on us all the time. Anybody with a Web connection can look into your past from Social media. Web based snooping tools are making traditional private detectives a thing of the past.It’s all too legal – and all too frightful.

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