Discussion question: Patriot or Traitor?
In May of 2013, a National Security Agency subcontractor brought over 200,000 documents to the press in an effort to bring to light the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program. In using classified documents to support his statements, Edward Snowden has been labeled both a patriot and traitor. This case illustrated the complexity of the privacy vs security dynamic.
Is your opinion affected by the announcement on July31,2014 that the CIA breached the Senate Panel tasked with investigating them? http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-director-john-brennan-apologizes-for-search-of-senate-computers/2014/07/31/28004b18-18c6-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html
In one or two well written paragraphs, post your opinion of Edward Snowden’s actions, if it changed with the revelation the CIA searched the Senate Panel member’s computers, and support it. Use facts, folks, not just an off the cuff reaction.