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Supporters gather at a small rally in support of National Security Administration whistleblower Edward Snowden in Manhattan’s Union Square yesterday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Whistleblower Edward Snowden chose a Hong Kong hotel room as a hiding place because he believes he is unlikely to be extradited from there to the US, (...)

Handout image of Edward Snowden provided by the Guardian via Getty Images

Edward Snowden’s decision to flee to Hong Kong as he prepared to expose the US government’s secret surveillance programs may not save him from prosecu(...)

Edward Snowden, a former CIA technical assistant who was working at the NSA as an employee of defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, is in a hotel in Hong Kong after leaving the United States with secret documents, according to the Guardian. Photograph: Reuters/Ewen MacAskill/The Guardian/
US data spying leaker identified
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  • June 10, 2013, 01:00

A 29-year-old contractor at the US National Security Agency revealed top secret US surveillance programmes to alert the public to what is being done i(...)

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham. The Guardian newspaper has reported that GCHQ has been secretly gathering intelligence from the secret programme involving the internet companies code-named PRISM and has had access to the system since at least June 2010.

By Karlin LillingtonFew who follow the ongoing, often vociferous international debate about the proper balance between protecting society and guardin(...)

US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a US defence contractor, is seen in this still image taken from a video during an interview with the Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong. The 29-year-old contractor at the NSA revealed top secret US surveillance programmes to alert the public of what is being done in their name. Photograph: Ewen MacAskill/The Guardian/Reuter

A former CIA employee working as a contractor at the US National Security Agency has identified himself as the man who had leaked details of a top sec(...)

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