Edward Snowden came into focus in 2013 when the Guardian and the Washington Post broke stories about how he had leaked classified information from the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras without authorization. His disclosure revealed a great deal of information about how US government was carrying out huge global surveillance programs with the help of telecommunications companies and European governments. Snowden has been a subject of curiosity and controversy since then. There have been mixed reviews from around the world as he has been called a hero, whistle blower, patriot and traitor at the same time. His disclosures have created worldwide debates about the levels of government authority and privacy of public information. Below are some thrilling Edward Snowden facts which are straight out of extraordinary.

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