|Known for::||Revealing details of classified United States government surveillance programs that the NSA was purposely concealing to spy on people.|
|Government Point of View/Criminal Charge:||Theft of government property, unauthorized communication of national surveillance information, and willful communication of classified intelligence to the media and to the public. (June 2013)|
|Born||June 21, 1983|
Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is a computer professional, former CIA employee, and former government contractor who copied classified information from the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and United Kingdom Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) for public disclosure in 2013.