Edward Snowden

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Edward Snowden

Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American whistleblower who copied and leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 when he was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments, and prompted a cultural discussion about national security and individual privacy. In 2013, Snowden was hired by an NSA contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, after previous employment with Dell and the CIA. Snowden says he gradually became disillusioned with the programs with which he was involved and that he tried to raise his ethical concerns through internal channels but was ignored. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Snowden has received more than 26,670,507 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 831st most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Edward Snowden ranks 115 out of 426Before him are Vasil Levski, Sergey Nechayev, Andreas Hofer, Flora Tristan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, and René Just Haüy. After him are Betty Ford, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Jimmy Hoffa, Fred Phelps, Gerda Christian, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

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Among people born in 1983, Edward Snowden ranks 6Before him are Kim Jong-un, Chris Hemsworth, Katie McGrath, Amy Winehouse, and Franck Ribéry. After him are Dani Alves, Andrew Garfield, José Antonio Reyes, Robin van Persie, Donald Glover, and Pepe.

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Among people born in United States, Edward Snowden ranks 1,232 out of 12,171Before him are Bernard Herrmann (1911), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Tobey Maguire (1975), Anne Baxter (1923), and Robert Fogel (1926). After him are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Frank Langella (1938), Tecumseh (1768), Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), Cesar Romero (1907), and Anne Hathaway (1982).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Edward Snowden ranks 11Before him are Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Sojourner Truth (1797), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and Jane Addams (1860). After him are Betty Ford (1918), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Fred Phelps (1929), Jody Williams (1950), John Brown (1800), and Frederick Douglass (1818).

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