Edward Snowden

Revelations

See Guardian and Snowden revelations 2013

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.

The former NSA chief Keith Alexander, claimed Snowden stole as many as 20,000 files[1], while Glenn Greenwald said they were given 10,000 files [2] when they interviewed him in Hong Kong.

Media coverage

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
Summary:
2013-08-01 - Guardian - Edward Snowden granted asylum in Russia
Summary: Snowden “issued papers that allowed him to leave Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport”

External links

  • Business Insider (2013) "Snowden Took As Many As 200,000 NSA Documents, And That's Very Troubling" last accessed 11-04-2014
  • Der Spiegel (2013) "Greenwald: 'Explosive' NSA Spying Reports Are Imminent" last accessed 11-04-2014