Edward Snowden   Wikipedia

Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) before disclosing details of a classified NSA spy program to the press. Snowden shared classified material on top-secret NSA programs including the PRISM surveillance program with The Guardian and The Washington Post, both of whom published their first exposes in June 2013. Snowden said his disclosure of PRISM and FISA orders related to NSA data capture efforts was an effort to expose what he believes is excessive government surveillance of the American people.

A whistleblower is a person who tells the authorities about illegal activities occurring within an organization. Society has always had whistlerblowers, sometimes thought of as traitors as they put governments at risk - but other times as heroes who risk their lives for truth. Somebody eventually is destined to do it.

Two of the purposes of the Internet and Social Media were to gather information about people's lives by having them post it, and to bring documented information to the world as quickly as possible ... before governments could cover up the facts. I am in favor of anyone who uncovers and tells the truth no matter what the collateral damage. All lies eventually come out and destroy lives.

Technology today makes government surveillance easier and easier - privacy lost. Who are the "heroes"? Who are the "traitors"? Conspiracy theorists and other researchers wrote about Big Brother as far back as the beginning of the program - highlighted in 1984. Nothing is private, but in defense of hi-tech surveillance - it is great for solving crimes. All things sci-fi now exist which is why cover-ups can't continue and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden are programmed to tell the truth. It is all going somewhere ...

In 2006 Wikileaks opened up a new way to bring classified information to the public by publishing secret information and classified media from anonymous sources. I had hoped UFO cover-ups would finally be revealed, but it never happened.

The Government Is Watching You: 8 Ways to Disappear Online   Live Science - June 19, 2013
If you've been watching the news lately, you know that your private online communications may not be so private. It's unclear exactly what data is collected by the NSA's PRISM surveillance program, but it's very existence has left many U.S. citizens feeling betrayed. In fact, according to a recent CNN poll, 6 in 10 people believe that the government is so large and powerful that it threatens the rights and freedoms of ordinary Americans. Fortunately, there are ways users can take their privacy into their own hands, protecting their online activities and communication and telling the government to take a hike. From services that completely mask your online traffic to digital currencies that cannot be traced, here are eight tools that can protect against prying eyes.

How PRISM Sends Your Private Data Overseas   Live Science - June 19, 2013
When defense contractor Edward Snowden leaked secret National Security Agency documents to the media on June 6, the initial public outcry focused on how America's communications intelligence service had kept track of the telephone, and possibly the online, activities of its own citizens. Government officials quickly made clear that the online-activity-monitoring program revealed by Snowden, called PRISM, targeted only foreign nationals. United States "persons" - citizens and residents protected by the Fourth Amendment - were said to not be part of its scope.

  3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so   USA Today - June 17, 2013

In a roundtable discussion, a trio of former National Security Agency whistle-blowers tell USA TODAY that Edward Snowden succeeded where they failed.

Secret Courts: A History of Intrigue and Abuse   Live Science - June 13, 2013
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which approved the National Security Agency's collection of U.S. citizens' telephone records, is just one of history's many secret courts. The fundamental premise behind secret courts like the FISC is that some decisions cannot be made in public without jeopardizing a critical national interest, such as security, defense or government administration.

7 Craziest Intelligence Leaks in US History   Live Science - June 11, 2013
The Pentagon Papers, The Watergate Scandal, The Iraq War Logs (WikiLeaks), The Plame Affair, Climategate, Operation Mincemeat, Edward Snowden and the PRISM leak

Other famed leakers in recent history   MSNBC - June 10, 2013
Daniel Ellsberg, W. Mark Felt, Frederic Whitehurst, Jeffrey Wigand, Jeffrey Wigand, Jeffrey Wigand

The nature of reality, and the potential of extraterrestrial connections, are the biggest conspiracy of all.

Edward Snowden is not the only whistleblower. Many more will come forth.

Again we go to the concept of a shadow government and the loss of civil rights in the US and Canada.