Is Snowden movie based on real story?

Released in 2016, Snowden was a rare fusion of historical biopic and techno-thriller which followed the life of the titular whistleblower Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who leaked confidential files that proved US government agencies were spying on their own citizens.

What is the movie Snowden about?

Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication — not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.

Who played title role in Snowden?

Stone’s “Snowden” follows the title character, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, from a patriotic impulse to enlist in the Special Forces after 9/11, through a stellar intelligence career and an odd-couple romance with a liberal acrobat and pole-dancer named Lindsay Mills, to his current state of exile.

Who plays Snowden’s wife?

The character of Lindsay Mills has a prominent place in Snowden, a 2016 dramatization of Snowden’s global surveillance disclosure. Director Oliver Stone said that the relationship between Mills and Snowden was an important part of his movie. Actress Shailene Woodley plays Mills in the film.

What was the use of Xkeyscore?

XKeyscore (XKEYSCORE or XKS) is a secret computer system used by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) for searching and analyzing global Internet data, which it collects in real time.



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