Simon Denman's Blog

Author of CONNECTED, a mystery thriller with a touch of speculative science & philosophy.
Posts Tagged ‘Morality vs. Ethics’

June 26th, 2013

Was Edward Snowden Right?

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The recent case of Edward Snowden and his leaking of top-secret government information relating to NSA snooping project, PRISM, has come at an interesting time for me, since the collision of ethics and morality is becoming an important topic for a new novel I am writing. There are no doubt many important questions raised by this case, but I’m going to focus on just two: Under what circumstances, if any, is it ever right to whistle-blow? Was Snowden right in this particular case?