Introducing Edward Snowden, PRISM-Whistleblower

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Oha. Der Whistleblower der PRISM-Leaks hat sich im Guardian der Öffentlichkeit zu erkennen gegeben und stellt sich. Die nächsten Tage dürften nochmal extrem interessant werden. Inklusive mit einem ausführlichen, 12minütigen, ziemlich unfassbaren Video-Interview. Vom Guardian:

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.

The Guardian, after several days of interviews, is revealing his identity at his request. From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity. "I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong," he said.

Snowden will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organisations – the NSA.

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind revelations of NSA surveillance