In June of 2013, Edward Snowden met with a group of journalists in a Hong Kong hotel room, revealing to them– and subsequently citizens around the world– information regarding the NSA...
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... to protect our right to privacy. Edward Snowden sacrificed his ability to experience a normal life so that we could know of the surveillance pervading our technological world. In such a consideration, it becomes evident that Snowden is an archetypal hero of this new age, serving not his government, nor himself, but humanity.
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