11 biggest business scandals of 2013

From the NSA leaks to the horse meat in Ikea meatballs, 2013 was an eventful one on the scandal front.

Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks

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FBI and NSA officials testify before the House Select Intelligence Committee in June.

Without question, the scandal of the year: The U.S. government still doesn't know the number of secrets Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor-gone-rogue, snuck out of the country with last June. The strands to this scandal are many: from the extent of government spying at home and abroad to the ease with which a single contractor got a security clearance, fled the country with untold amounts of sensitive data, and outran that government on a wild goose chase. And the scandal, of course, is still unfolding.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 27 2013 09:02 AM ET
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