Edward Snowden–American hero, or Benedict Arnold?
“I don’t want to live in a society that does theses sort of things … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.” — Snowden in an interview with The Guardian.
The National Security Agency of the United States has been spun on its head,, more than just a little, by little 29 year old Edward Snowden. Snowden once worked with the NSA for a $200,000 salary with the Prism surveillance project, in which NSA agents review phone calls, emails, and all other kinds of data from various sources from such companies as Google, Facebook, and Apple (all of which deny their association, but that either means Prism hacked into their data banks, or they’re lying). This has been started but expounded upon since the Bush administration. This is obviously a breach of privacy, and since it’s done in secret, it causes the typical American citizen to wonder how else the government might be monitoring him or her.