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Edward Snowden has become the world’s hot-button item since divulging that the U.S. National Security Agency has engaged in a massive spying effort targeting Americans and individuals overseas, touching off one of the country’s most explosive intelligence scandals of recent years.

But in 2002 he was apparently just a teen who loved manga, anime and video game culture and worked for a now-defunct animation company based in the U.S., according to Snowden’s profile page at the firm that could still be viewed on an Internet archive as of Saturday.

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