Edward snowden, former nsa infrastructure analyst turned whistleblower, spoke on may 15 to cubberley auditorium to discuss the philosophical tensions of whistleblowing and government surveillance. Whistleblowing involves a conflict between legal, moral, and social values that require silence and an obligation to a higher value such as morality, the public good, the law, or the constitution when the disclosure of state secrets is involved, there are very strong arguments against whistleblowing. Recent revelations about the extent and details of the massive nsa surveillance program have been made possible mostly by the actions of a single whistleblower, edward snowden, presently in hiding from the wrath of the us government, whose shameful and frightening secrets he has now made public knowledge. Whistleblowing is the new civil disobedience: why edward snowden matters like many other civil liberties advocates, i've been annoyed by how the media has spilled more ink talking about edward snowden than the issues that he's trying to raise. As the escapades of nsa whistleblower edward snowden have demonstrated all too well, there are typically two directly conflicting sides to the whistleblower narrative.
Edward snowden: traitor or hero in 2013, computer expert and former cia systems administrator, edward snowden released confidential government documents to the press about the existence of government surveillance programs. This week we're asking about the ethics of whistleblowing -- with edward snowden - one of world's most famous whistleblowers mr snowden joined us from moscow in front of a live audience at stanford university. This is a list of major whistleblowers from various countries the individuals below brought attention to abuses of government or large corporations many of these whistleblowers were fired from their jobs or prosecuted in the process of shining light on their issue of concern.
'national security agency whistleblower edward snowden, from his asylum in russia, accepted an award on wednesday from a group of former us intelligence officials expressing support for his decision to divulge secrets about the nsa. This is honestly quite scary anyone who the british government will classify as an extremist - that is a person lacking respect for the rule of law or one that engages in harmful activities that could cause public disorder or alarm or distress - will receive an extremist disruption order (edo. Edward snowden's nsa leaks have been the talk of the globe for more than a year now yet we remain in the dark about how this thirty-year-old high school dropout evolved into one the world's most prominent critics of state surveillance. In june 2013, edward snowden leaked top secret nsa documents to the media, revealing the existence of numerous global surveillance programs to the public, including boundless informant,prism, and xkeyscore.
Moscow had no moral or legal obligations to turn former nsa contractor and whistleblower edward snowden over to us authorities given the lack of an extradition treaty between the two countries, russian ambassador to the united states sergey kislyak said during a panel discussion at johns hopkins. Last week, 29-year-old edward snowden, a tech specialist who was contracted for the nsa and works for the consulting firm booz allen hamilton, leaked the details of a classified surveillance program to the media as christians debate the ethics of snowden's actions we should consider the question. Whistleblowing has become a highly charged term, stirring up emotive rhetoric ranging from ethical hero to treasonous traitor with very little substantive evaluation of the real impact on the corporation and the broader communities around it. The media hoop-la about edward snowden has obscured a less flashy yet more vital - and philosophically relevant - part of the story, namely the moral and political seriousness with which he acted to make the hitherto covert scope and scale of nsa surveillance public knowledge. Edward snowden, 30, well-known for his previous job as a contractor in the us national security agency (nsa), is presently living in ussia since his escape from the united states via hong kong, due to a revelation of extensive internet and phone surveillance carried out by us intelligence.
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in us political history is edward snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the cia and current employee of the defence. Former national security agency lawyer stewart baker and pentagon papers whistleblower daniel ellsberg join us for a debate on edward snowden's disclosure of the nsa's massive spying apparatus. By gordon schnell as the escapades of nsa whistleblower edward snowden have demonstrated all too well, there are typically two directly conflicting sides to the whistleblower narrative.
The very act of whistleblowing itself can be seen as either moral or immoral, depending on the sway of situational pressures that shift our fundamental values toward fairness or loyalty. Based on how mr snowden's acts exhibit characteristics including conscientiousness, communication, publicity and non-violence, i do now see his whistleblowing as an example of civil disobedience conscientiousness: all the evidence suggests that mr snowden is serious, sincere and has acted with moral conviction.
Our ethical dilemma around edward snowden's ethical dilemma - by gary stamper for the written text, go to the full page i recently posted a quote by edward snowden on my facebook page which has appeared on such disparate sources from fox news to beforeitsnewscom. Edward snowden, kantian ethics edward snowden the ethical issue in early 2013 a man by the name of edward joseph snowden began leaking classified national security agency (nsa) documents to media outlets, which in turn ended up in public ears. Edward snowden, a low level private contractor to the us-based national security agency (nsa), breached prima facie legal and moral confidentiality/secrecy obligations by engaging in unauthorized accessing, retrieving and/or releasing of a large volume of confidential data from nsa to the press and, possibly, to foreign powers, eg china. Five years after historic nsa leaks, whistleblower tells the guardian he has no regrets edward snowden makes 'moral' case for presidential pardon this article is over 2 years old.