Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and former contractor for the United States Government. He leaked to the public an illegal surveillance technique’s. This is a must see for all except those that don’t care their protection set forth by the founders of the United States can be taken away by bullies. Friends and neighbors described Snowden as quiet and nice, generally congenial. One longtime friend said that he was always articulate, even as a child. Edward J. Snowden, the American who has probably left the biggest mark on public policy debates during the Obama years is today an outlaw. Edward, disclosed to journalists the secret documents detailing the United States mass surveillance programs, faces potential espionage charges, even though the president has acknowledged the important public debate his revelations provoked. His whistle-blowing prompted reactions across the government. Courts found the government wrong to use Section 215 of the Patriot Act to justify mass phone data collection. Congress replaced that law with the USA Freedom Act, improving transparency about government surveillance and limiting government power to collect certain records. The president appointed an independent review board, which produced important reform recommendations.