Submitted by ub on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 08:40

Edward Snowden says he admires US Army Private Bradley Manning, who is currently on trial for allegedly turning over documents to WikiLeaks and Daniel Ellsberg, a former US Military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

At the same time Ellsberg says he is impressed with Edward Snowden for revealing secret US National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Snowden is the latest in a series of self-professed NSA leakers who has joined the list of infamous whistleblowers. Some may call these individuals heroes, others may call them traitors, but all of them became famous for providing information, sometimes secretly, in an attempt to expose the organizations they worked for.