What we know about NSA Whistle Blower Edward Snowden
1. His name is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA.
2. He didn’t finish high school.
3. He joined the U.S. Army in 2003, broke his leg in a training exercise, and was discharged. He then started working at a security guard at a covert NSA facility at the University of Maryland.
4. He then began working for the CIA in IT intelligence. He said during this time he became disillusioned with how the government functions.
5. He voted for a third-party candidate in 2008.
6. He said he was upset when the Obama administration advanced policies he “thought would be reined in” and decided he had to act himself.
…you can’t wait around for someone else to act. I had been looking for leaders, but I realised that leadership is about being the first to act.