Edward Snowden is an American former technical contractor and Central Intelligence Agency employee, who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) before disclosing details of a classified NSA spy program to the press. Snowden released classified material on top-secret NSA programs including the PRISM surveillance program to The Guardian and The Washington Post in June 2013. Snowden said his disclosure of PRISM and FISA orders related to NSA data capture efforts was an effort to expose what he believes is excessive government surveillance of the American people. He traveled to Hong Kong before the disclosure was publicized, expressing hope of eventually being granted asylum in a country such as Iceland.
Snowden is reportedly staying here in Hong Kong at The Mira Hong Kong hotel.
By jdubble07 @ 2013-06-11 12:55:25