Over the weekend, The Guardian revealed the source of the leak behind its disclosures that the NSA has been indiscriminately gathering data related to the telecommunications and the Internet habits of millions of U.S. citizens. The Guardian wrote …

“The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.”

Here is Snowden, who has taken refuge in Hong Kong, in conversation with Glenn Greenwald, the blogger who broke the story last week …


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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