Who is Edward Snowden?
Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is a former computer intelligence consultant from the United States who leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013, while working as an employee and subcontractor.
His revelations revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many of which were run by the NSA and the Five Eyes intelligence alliance with the help of telecommunications companies and European governments, and sparked a cultural debate about national security and individual privacy.
Edward Joseph Snowden was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on June 21, 1983. His maternal grandfather, Edward J. Barrett, was a rear admiral in the United States Coast Guard who later became a senior official with the FBI and was present at the Pentagon during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Snowden’s father, Lonnie, was a Coast Guard warrant officer, and his mother, Elizabeth, worked as a clerk at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Jessica, his older sister, worked at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. Edward Snowden stated that he, like the rest of his family, expected to work for the federal government.
In 2001, his parents divorced, and his father remarried.
Snowden moved to Fort Meade, Maryland, with his family in the early 1990s, while still in elementary school. He was absent from high school for nearly nine months due to mononucleosis. Rather than returning to school, he took the GED and attended Anne Arundel Community College.
Snowden had no undergraduate college degree, but in 2011, he worked online toward a master’s degree at the University of Liverpool in England.
He was interested in Japanese popular culture, had studied Japanese, and worked for an anime company with a branch in the United States. He also claimed to know some Mandarin Chinese and to be very interested in martial arts.
Edward Snowden is currently 40 years old.
During his exile, he married Lindsay Mills.
According to sources, Edward Snowden Edward Snowden has a net worth of $500,000. He made money as an American computer professional and former ‘National Security Agency’ (NSA) subcontractor,.
In 2006, Snowden was hired by the Central Intelligence Agency.
He was then assigned to a diplomatic cover in Geneva. Snowden stumbled across the surveillance system.
Edward went on to work for another company, Booz Allen Hamilton, for three months. While working at Booz Allen, he began to delve deeper into the “NSA’s” top-secret files.
He developed epilepsy after completing the secret document collection. He set up a meeting with a Guardian journalist.
The information was made available to the entire world in 2013.
The NSA’s PRISM program was used to collect the classified information. The world was shocked, and NSA became enraged as he continued to address the media from Hong Kong.
He later left Hong Kong and moved to Russia. Due to passport issues, he became stranded. The Russian government granted him permission to remain in the country.
During this time, Americans regarded him as a hero and petitioned for his release from all charges. He remained in Russia until Barack Obama requested that the agencies investigate the case. He claimed in 2013 that he no longer had the NSA documents with him.