Edward used to be an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), given high level access to government data. But in May 2013 he flew to Hong Kong after leaving work and soon revealed he had given secret classified NSA documents to a number of journalists.
Edward had witnessed government corruption, and after seeing the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, lie under oath to Congress, he decided he had enough.
The documents were a rare insight to a massive government privacy violation, how they had created a database from vast amounts of data that was constantly being captured as it travelled through the internet. Emails, instant messages, and other types of web traffic indexed as to profile individual users. Secret data programs have violated peoples rights.
Government is watching you!! A clip from the 2008 film Eagle Eye..