Edward Snowden an American former contractor working for the National Security Agency. In July 2013, he disclosed to two journalists in Hong Kong thousands of files he obtained from the American security agency.
- 2013-06-11 - Guardian - Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations
- Summary: Reveals identity of whistleblower Edward Snowden, “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong"
- 2013-06-05 - Guardian - Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow
- Summary: NSA whistleblower left on Aeroflot flight to Moscow, Hong Kong government confirms, two days after US charged him with espionage
- 2013-06-26 - Guardian - Edward Snowden 'not likely to gain asylum in Ecuador for months'
- 2013-07-01 - Guardian - Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia – and 20 other countries
- 2013-08-01 - Guardian - Edward Snowden granted asylum in Russia
- Summary: Snowden “issued papers that allowed him to leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport”