“Phone Topic Tuesday”: Edward Snowden Revisited – Is He A Hero or A Zero!
Former NSA employee Edward Snowden has been all over the news worldwide over the past month or so. He is an American former technical contractor for the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who leaked details of several top-secret U.S. and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.
It looks like that as of yesterday, he was offered political asylum by Venezuela and accepted.
Here's the question for "Phone Topic Tuesday"...now that we know more about Snowden and the stuff he leaked is he a hero or a traitor?
We touched on this subject a few weeks back on "Phone Topic Tuesday", but now that more facts have come to light, like the fact that Snowden divulged the existence and functions of several classified US surveillance programs and their scope, including notably PRISM (surveillance program), NSA call database, Boundless Informant. He also revealed details of Tempora, a British black-ops surveillance program run by the NSA's British partner, GCHQ.
Making these programs public knowledge...does that knowledge help our country and it's citizens or does it weaken us by making us vulnerable.
So is Edward Snowden a "Hero or a Zero". Call in to "Phone Topic Tuesday" between 2p and 5p with your opinion at 1-888-900-WGBF