The movie briefly covers NSA analyst-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden and his escape from American authorities to Hong Kong and later to Russia, after leaking classified information ...
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A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.
Joshua L. Dratel
The movie briefly covers NSA analyst-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden and his escape from American authorities to Hong Kong and later to Russia, after leaking classified information about global surveillance programs used by the American government to spy on people around the world and other nations activities. The movie also presents the journalists who had an exclusive access to Snowden and also the members of WikiLeaks, who helped him in moments of his escape. Written by
Regardless if you think Edward Snowden is a hero or a criminal, this film manges to tell the exciting story when Edward Snowden was smuggled out of USA and on his way out of reach for the National Security Agency and CIA.
The documentary is balanced as well as informative. If Snowden is a spy or a whistle blower. Not only the American authorities where looking for him, so was the whole media world as well. It was the biggest media story in the world at the time. Still he manged, with help from good helpers, to keep away from them all. We also see Assange talking about the case, and his following of it. He himself was on the run at the time, and when Snowden contacts Wikileaks to help him.
Formed almost like a thriller, I enjoyed this very much.
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