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The NSA/Snowden Debacle
Last June, the U.S. suffered what is regarded as one of worst leaks of classified material in its history. Booz Allen Hamilton IT contractor and infrastructure analyst Edward Snowden had access to and leaked classified materials to media outlets. Since then he has released details of unwarranted NSA hacking of friends and foe alike, the fallout damaging U.S. relations abroad and putting a spotlight on current security issues facing the U.S.
Some hail Snowden as a whistleblower while others consider him treasonous. Since June he has been on the run and reportedly living in Russia.
In pictures: 12 biggest data breaches of the last 12 months