Edward Snowden is a former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor for the NSA, who leaked classified information, which showed that the NSA has been illegally spying, both domestically and internationally, as well as engaging in cyber crime by hacking and compromising various computer systems both domestically and abroad.
Snowden openly went public on The Guardian on June 9, 2013. He had fled from his home in Hawaii, where he then stayed temporarily in Hong Kong; here he released his identity and his statement internationally.
It then became apparent that the UNITED STATES was going to go after him, attempting to extradite him from Hong Kong, so he fled to Moscow, where he is currently, in the international zone of one of Moscow's international airports, Sheremetevo.
- June 6, 2013: Interview with Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'
- June 30, 2013: Julian Assange Interview 2013 On Edward Snowden on 'This Week': "Asylum is a Right We All Have"