1.4 - Assignment: Edward Snowden (PLG1)


Question Description


Conduct research into the revelations about cybersecurity that were alleged by Edward Snowden. Complete a writing assignment about your research.

  • From a legal perspective, discuss the violations that Snowden is accused of committing.
  • Discuss the societal implications of the information that came from Snowden.
  • Include at least one paragraph that supports the argument characterizing Snowden as a traitor to his country.
  • Include at least one paragraph that supports the argument characterizing Snowden as a hero who brought secret and nefarious government activities to light.


  • The body of the written assignment will be 800 - 1,000 words.
  • Include a title page with your name, course, and assignment title.

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Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters.

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Tutor Answer

School: Purdue University




Edward Snowden
Institutional Affiliation


Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden is an American who was born on 21st June 1983. Snowden is a

computer professional and has worked with several U.S secretive agencies which include Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA), Dell and also National Intelligence service (NIC) whereby he got the
job through Booz Allen Hamilton where he worked as a contractor. Snowden is famously known
as a whistleblower after he revealed the secretive information of the National Intelligence
Service about their global surveillance (Greenwald, MacAskill & Poitras 2013). He said that,
through the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments with NSA
and Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, the U.S government have been able to survey people's
communications and other privacy acts which are part of the liberties citizens should enjoy.
Snowden says that he was first provoked to leak CIA's information after he saw the officers
blackmail a Swiss banker so that they could access secret banking information. But he retreated
hoping that, after Obama ascends to power, ther...

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