Edward Snowden: Biggest Social Impact | Crunchies 2013

Tonight at the Crunchies, Edward Snowden’s massive leak of NSA material won the Biggest Social Impact category.

Besting rivals like Code.org and CrowdTilt, Snowden’s successful efforts to demask the mass surveillance undertaken by the National Security Administration on both global and United States citizens has ignited a worldwide discussion surrounding privacy and the proper role of government.

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About: John Oliver returns to host the 2013 Crunchies, TechCrunch’s seventh annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.