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Ex-CIA Employee Named as Source of Leaked NSA Reports

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The plot thickens and puts a face to the NSA PRISM controversy.
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Bloomberg

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old American, was identified in the Washington Post (WPO) and the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper as the source of last week’s disclosures about secret U.S. government programs that collect phone and Internet data to help thwart terrorists. 

Snowden, a former technical assistant for the Central Intelligence Agency, provided the information to journalists and revealed his identity voluntarily, the newspapers reported. Snowden is a current employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. (BAH) and has been working at the National Security Agency for the past four years for various contractors, according to the reports. 

Before Snowden’s identity was revealed, the Obama administration said it was pursuing the source of the information on the surveillance programs reported by the Guardian and Washington Post. James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, said in an interview scheduled to air tonight on “NBC Nightly News” that release of the classified information is “extremely damaging” to U.S. security, according to a transcript. 

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A reminder of where we’ve come from.



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