I am a whistleblower. AMA.
I landed my dream job and worked for one of the most respected institutions in the world. Then I blew the whistle.
I lost my career, friends, and burned a lot of bridges along the way. I am not doing this for upvotes, I strongly feel with all the flurry concerning Edward Snowden I could share some light on my personal experience of the process... from getting alienated, papered, people spying on me, losing my job, interviews, etc. It was by far the most painful/stressful experience of my life (which in no way compares to what he did).
I need to be discrete with some details for obvious reasons.
Have sent mods verification. I appreciate if anyone is able to identify me to keep it secret.
EDIT Some people are creating names that look like mine, and spamming rehosted pictures I sent to the mod for verification. Please downvote/report these people. I wanted to remain anonymous and only dispense information about my experiences. If you do not like what I have to say, no need to harass/troll me. A simple downvote will do. EDIT 2 I'm sorry if some of my answers come across unintelligible or rude, I am very tired and am trying my best to answer questions. I honestly expected this thread to get 40 replies then die out.
EDIT 3 Thanks for all the kind messages and support and to whom gave me the gold. I've loved reddit since the day I discovered it, and the AMA sub is one of my favorite. I've tried to answer most of the questions posted here, so I hope no one was disappointed.