Edward Snowden And Mass Surveillance

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Introduction Mass surveillance refers to indiscriminate monitoring of a population. It systematically interferes people’s right to privacy[1]. In June,2013, there was a whistleblowing action on the U.S government-sponsored mass surveillance programs. This report firstly summarizes the case. After that, it elaborates the consequences of this whistleblowing and identifies the causes. Last but not least, it analyzes the ethical issue in the perspective of engineers. Finding Edward Snowden, a system administrator at the National Security Agency (NSA), illegally gained the access to the confidential information of his company.[2] Those NSA documents contain the most highly-classified secrets which is the mass surveillance programs operated by

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