Edward Snowden: Hero Or Traitor? | Talking Points Memo

On Sunday, 29 year-old government contractor Edward Snowden outed himself as the man responsible for leaking classified documents about secret National Security Agency programs to the Guardian and Washington Post. The documents, which showed that the government has been collecting massive amounts of personal phone records from millions of Americans, triggered national debate over whether the government is within their legal rights to collect this information, even if in the name of national security.

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