What impact has Snowden’s revelations had in society?

Millions of civilians go through life minding their business, unknowingly sharing disclosed information with the government. Snowden’s confession caused several investigations into  US surveillance. Edward Snowden exposed both the CIA and NSA, stating, “I’m just another guy who sits there day to day in the office, watches what’s happening and goes, ‘This is something that’s not our place to decide, the public needs to decide whether these programs and policies are right or wrong.’” (Snowden, June 2013) The publics is now conflicted, wondering if  they’re being screwed over by phone companies like Verizon ,social sites such as, Facebook and search engines like Google.

         Whose at fault? Is it the government or Snowden? Both broke the law; the government     and senior officials who committed the crime are the same people who took oaths to defend the Constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic. Than again, Snowden isn’t a saint. Snowden broadcasted private information that weren’t supposed to be shared. Some are thanking him, even calling him a hero.President Obama himself said he welcomed this debate, though it’s  obvious  that his administration wanted to keep this information from the public. America is still waiting for Edwards Snowden triumphant return; this is the land to the free and freedom of speech is allowed, so they say.

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