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Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is definitely an American former technical contractor for your United States National Security Agency (NSA) and also a former employee with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who leaked specifics of top-secret U.S. and British government mass surveillance programs such as PRISM to the press.Working primarily with Glenn Greenwald of London’s The Guardian, which published some exposés dependant on Snowden’s disclosures in June 2013, Snowden revealed information regarding various classified intelligence programs, for example the San Francisco Escort interception individuals and European telephone metadata as well as the PRISM and Tempora Internet surveillance programs. Snowden said the leaks were an endeavor “to share with everyone in respect of whatever is performed inside their name and that and that is done against them.” Snowden’s leaks are said to rank very significant breaches from the history of the NSA. On June 14, 2013, U.S. federal prosecutors charged Snowden with espionage and theft of government property. It isn't clear when Snowden was last seen.