The Negative Consequences Of Edward Snowden

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One often finds that standing up and working in favor of the greater good usually results in negative consequences. Edward Snowden encountered this crossroad while working for the NSA and the CIA as a technical contractor. When he was working at the NSA’s Hawaii office, Snowden noticed various government methods that the NSA was using to spy on American citizens. The NSA gathered information from American citizens phone calls and internet use, without their consent. After three months of working for the NSA, Snowden began leaking the secret documents showing the NSA’s surveillance methods. The documents contained information such as the invasion of privacy of millions of Americans from the NSA’s various domestic programs such as PRISM. Snowden had then fled to Russia to escape any trouble with the law after he leaked to the newspaper companies which began printing the documents. “Snowden didn’t decide to be in Russia, he was actually flying through Russia going to Latin America. Which is where he intended to seek asylum, knowing the Obama administration would put him into prison for the rest of his life. And being a rational person, he did not want to be in jail for the rest of his life for being a whistleblower.” The reason he could not get out of Russia was because on the plane from Hong Kong to Russia, they revoked his passport and then told the Cubans if you let him through to Latin America there will be all kinds of incriminations for you.” (“The Truth About Edward

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