The Case of Edward Snowden

What will happen to Edward Snowden? This is the cutting news of the moment, and the bizarre journey is still underway. Snowden was a former C.I.A. Technician and has admitted to leaking state secrets regarding a new U.S. Surveillance program that collects massive amounts of phone data records for the use of foreign surveillance, but that also includes information on American citizens. Traditionally, officials can collect phone and Internet information with few barriers, but they would need a warrant to investigate a specific case in which terrorism is believed to be involved.
After leaking documents to major newspapers, Snowden has been in hiding in Hong Kong, where an extradition process by the USA has been unsuccessful. As of June 24th, 2013, Snowden is in the Moscow Airport, where he arrived from Hong Kong and is expected to fly to Cuba, Venezuela or Ecuador where he will seek asylum. Although America has an extradition agreement with these countries it's not expected that they will cooperate with requests from the U.S.A. It is unknown how many other NSA secrets Snowden has in his custody still.

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