The Snowden Case

  • EDWARD SNOWDEN : Portrait of a whistleblower

Born on June the 21st in 1983.

Computer engineer and worked for the CIA and the NSA.

CIA : Central Intelligence Agency, founded in 1947.

NSA : National Security Agency.

Officials estimated at least 58,000 intellience files.

  • Where is he hidden ?

Hong-Kong, Moscow

  • Motivations

Not really known, moral obligation, law,  life privacy

Revelations : object
and way of diffusion

  • Revelation : way of diffusion

Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, The Guardian, Hong-Kong

  • Object of the Revelations

the PRISM, telephone operators, Internet providers, British intelligence services, the Governement Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), China, English newspaper, counter terrorism, USA Patriot act

Consenquences on public opinion press, and politics

  • Pulitzer prize
  • The Intercept

Glenn Grenwald, Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill and Pierre Omidyar, Ebay, February 2014, an anonymous function, safety for sources

  • Internet

Dropbox, Facebook.

  • Politics

USA Patriot Act, measure, Obama

Snowden : a betrayer or a hero ?

Divided public opinion, 51% of the American, raise public awareness, threat for the US security policy.

The complete interview of Edward Snowden revealing is identity to The Guardian


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