Codepunk 047: Edward Snowden
Coming on the heels of our last episode about WikiLeaks, in this episode of Codepunk, we take a look at the impact of Edward Snowden on the security and telecom industries. The former NSA consultant gained fame by leaking classified information on how the NSA and corporate America were working together to allow the government to spy on citizens. Snowden fled the country, and landed in Russian where we he has been concentrating on press freedom.
Was Snowden a hero, a traitor, or something slightly less black-and-white? This episode takes a look at Snowden's actions, his impact, his reasoning, and looks at whether or not it's worth distinguishing him from other whistle-blowers and guerilla journalism organizations.
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