History's famous leakers/whistleblowers

Published: Jun 10 2013 11:27:34 AM EDT   Updated On: May 28 2014 08:42:26 AM EDT

Edward Snowden joins a long list of famous leakers/whistleblowers in recent history.

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The Guardian, Glen Greenwald and Laura Poitras

Edward Snowden, a former American intelligence contractor who exposed the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, claims he was trained as a spy by the government in a new interview with NBC News. Take a look at some other famous leakers/whistleblowers in recent history: 

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