Week 1 Writing Assignment

Due Date: Sunday, midnight.

Points: 100

“Edward Snowden, working as a Dell contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), copied thousands of classified and unclassified documents that revealed details about the capabilities and scope of operations of the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies. The documents were then handed over to reporters who published many of the disclosures in the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers. Snowden felt he acted as a patriot in exposing the behavior of the NSA, which he thought was overreaching and counter to the U.S. Constitution. Some consider him a whistle-blower and a hero, while others see him as a traitor.” Was Edward Snowden behavior ethical or unethical? Explain and give ethical reasons.

Assignment Submission Instructions:

  1.     Prepare your assignment offline in a word processing software such as Microsoft Office
  2.     To submit your document, scroll to the bottom of the page, below any rubric if applicable and click the Add Submission button
  3.     Drag and drop your paper to the File Submissions area, or browse for your file by clicking the Add.. icon
  4.     Check the box next to the original work acknowledgment statement
  5.     Click the Save changes button to submit