William Bernstein very likely wishes that he had been perhaps six months later in furnishing his publishers with the final text of Masters of the Word(...)

 Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the National Security Agency. Photograph: The Guardian

Edward Snowden dropped out of high school, tried Army Reserve training but quit after four months, and then became a security guard.Now at age 29, Sn(...)

Edward Snowden: The 29-year-old former undercover CIA technical assistant, responsible for one of the biggest leaks about US government surveillance programmes, is hiding in a hotel in Hong Kong.  Photograph: AP/the Guardian

SIMON CARSWELL Edward Snowden was so concerned about being spied on that he lined the door of his hotel room with pillows to prevent eavesdropping and(...)

A large poster was erected for supporters to write messages to Bradley Manning during a mass rally for the US army whistleblower on Saturday in Fort Meade, Maryland. Photograph: Lexey Swall/Getty Images

After 1,100 days in military prison, Bradley Manning, the self-confessed source of the largest disclosure of US state secrets in history, will be brou(...)