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Edward Snowden is a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who, in 2013, leaked classified information revealing widespread global surveillance programs. His disclosures ignited a global debate on privacy, government surveillance, and digital rights. Snowden is seen by some as a whistleblower and by others as a traitor, highlighting the complex ethical and legal issues surrounding mass surveillance and whistleblowing in the digital age.

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About Aitken Security

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