Edward Snowden

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Edward Snowden

Screen capture from the interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, June 6, 2013
Born June 21, 1983 (1983-06-21) (age 31)[1]
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
Residence Russia
Occupation System administrator

Edward Joseph Snowden (born 21 June 1983) is a contractor who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States. He released top secret NSA documents. His job at the NSA allowed him access to them. He has said, "I do not want to live in a world where anything I do or say is recorded."

Snowden traveled to Moscow after giving the documents to American journalists in Hong Kong. He currently has asylum in Russia for one year. This has increased tensions between Russia and the United States.

In 2013 Snowden was voted Person of the Year by The Guardian.[2]

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