Spying, Surveillance, and Privacy in the 21st-Century: Edward Snowden: Heroic Whistleblower or Traitorous Spy?, 1st Edition

  • Gerry Boehme
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502626683
  • ISBN-13: 9781502626684
  • DDC: 327.127300
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Edward Snowden worked as a subcontractor for the National Security Agency collecting information culled by domestic surveillance programs. Disturbed by the spying on US citizens, he fled to China and leaked classified documents that were published in newspapers. Living now in Russia and the subject of a 2016 film titled Snowden, he has been charged with violations of the Espionage Act. This book examines the ways the NSA spied on citizens, the moral arguments for doing so, and presents arguments about why Snowden is a hero and a traitor.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Lifting the Veil of Secrecy.
2: Compelled to Act.
3: Criticisms and Accusations.
4: Privacy, Security, and Fears of Big Brother.
Edward Snowden Timeline.
Further Information.
About the Author.