Edward Snowden was a computer specialist who had worked for the CIA and the NSA of the United States. He studied Computing at Maryland Community College where he worked for the NSA as a security guard at the university. He became labeled as a Whistle blower because of his act of leaking private details to the press. He is now labeled as one of Americas biggest leakers of all time for his actions His reasoning behind leaking those details was his belief that the public has the right to know the acts of its government in terms of privacy protection where the Government has almost an unlimited access to all of our information in terms of conversations. Snowden was immediately recognized by the United States as a fugitive. As a result Snowden fled to Hong kong and gained access to an asylum in Russia. Even though this was the case, Snowden wanted to fly from Moscow to Havana shortly after arriving in Hong Kong where he was denied a flight because of Cuba’s recognition of Snowdens actions where they want to place Snowden on a trial on espionage charges.
The Revelations that Snowen made about the NSA makes me question the ethics behind the government in terms of privacy. The fact that they have all this access to our privacy can almost be considered an invasion of privacy where the public’s information can easily be tracked by a third party even if it is not detrimental to the United States National Security. Snowden took a step that most people would be afraid to take, and that is letting the people know what they deserve to know which is the actions of the government that they have placed their trust in. Unfortunately, Snowden was looked down upon by the media for doing such a thing but will forever be remembered for his action by the public as courageous and brave.