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Snowden: The Year’s Most Influential Tech Figure

Slashdot explains why Edward Snowden is the year's most influential tech figure.
Snowden: The Year’s Most Influential Tech Figure
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Via slashdot:

Lots of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and developers made headlines in 2013—but in hindsight, Edward Snowden will likely stand as this year’s most influential figure in technology.

In June, Snowden began feeding top-secret documents detailing the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs to The Guardian and other newspapers. Much of that information, downloaded by Snowden while he served as a system administrator at an NSA outpost in Hawaii, suggested that the U.S. government swept up massive amounts of information on ordinary Americans as part of its broader operations.

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