The Heroic Geek
On January 10, Edward Snowden, 29, went from being a tech geek to an online hero within seconds. He was revealed as the whistleblower who leaked secrets of the US’s National Security Agency spy programme PRISM. Snowden disclosed that PRISM enabled in- depth surveillance of web content— including emails, video chats, social media posts and pictures, of citizens who communicated with people outside America. Netizens are not only lauding his bravery in facing the government, but also complimented his looks, calling him ‘ geek hot’.