Edward Snowden, a 29 year old systems administrator contracting for the NSA, fled the U.S. for Hong Kong, carrying with him thousands of classified documents outlining the staggering capabilities of the NSA’s surveillance programs--including those designed to collect information within the U.S.
There Snowden arranged a meeting with Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, and so began the most explosive leak of classified material since #COINTELPRO. #Read. #Educate. #Act. #NOTV.