July 2, 2013 Lon Snowden also compares his son to American patriot Thomas Paine. Edward Snowdown, who has spilled secrets to several news outlets, is seeking asylum. He's wanted for prosecution in the U.S.
July 2, 2013 Several countries have already turned down requests from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who remains in legal limbo at a Moscow airport. He wants to avoid being sent to the U.S. to face prosecution. There's speculation in Russia that he might leave with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is visiting.
June 30, 2013 The WikiLeaks founder argues that the "NSA leaker" has exposed "mass unlawful interception" of individuals' phone calls and Internet messages. But key lawmakers made the case again Sunday that Edward Snowden should be returned to the U.S. to face prosecution.
June 30, 2013 Germany's Der Spiegel says it has seen more documents obtained by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden. They allegedly show the U.S. has been eavesdropping on European Union offices. The White House has declined to comment.
June 29, 2013 Edward Snowden has admitted giving information about National Security Agency programs to The Guardian and The Washington Post. He's thought to be at the international airport in Moscow and to be seeking sanctuary in another country, perhaps Ecuador.
June 24, 2013 Hong Kong and China were wrong to let the "NSA leaker" fly to Moscow, White House spokesman Jay Carney says. Now, the Obama administration expects Russia to take steps that will lead to Snowden's return to the U.S. Meanwhile, Julian Assange talks about the help Snowden is getting from WikiLeaks.
June 24, 2013 It was widely reported that he would fly from Moscow to Havana on Monday. But he apparently did not board that flight. Just where Snowden is headed isn't known for sure, but it's thought that his final destination will be Ecuador.
June 21, 2013 Revelations that Google, Microsoft and other tech companies have been providing user data to the National Security Agency may have tainted those companies' reputations for independence. Those companies share information with the government, often voluntarily. In the process, many have earned the status of "trusted partners."
June 18, 2013 Revelations about U.S. surveillance programs have not only touched off a debate in America; they've also raised privacy questions in Europe, since big Internet companies operate in both places.
June 12, 2013 Edward Snowden gave an interview Wednesday morning to the South China Morning Post. He said he plans to fight any extradition attempt by the United States.
June 12, 2013 Edward Snowden has said he had the authority to "wiretap anyone." National security experts say that's not plausible. Meanwhile, Snowden remains out of sight. But there are reports that authorities believe he's still in Hong Kong.
June 11, 2013 One day after Edward Snowden went public, he was terminated for violating its code of ethics, the defense contractor says. Booz Allen Hamilton adds that the things Snowden has claimed to do are "shocking."
June 11, 2013 Edward Snowden, who says he's behind the revelations about National Security Agency surveillance programs, has dropped out of sight. He was last seen in Hong Kong. The journalist who broke his story says there are more revelations to come. And CBS News says officials are prepping criminal charges.
June 10, 2013 Edward Snowden has said he may seek asylum in Iceland. Getting there from Hong Kong, to which he has fled, may not be possible. But Iceland has intervened before to offer safe haven to someone wanted in the U.S. Chess champion Bobby Fischer spent his last years there.
June 10, 2013 Snowden, 29, says he was a mediocre student but that his computer skills landed him a job with the CIA. It was there, he says, that he became convinced that surveillance programs are violating Americans' rights to privacy. Now, he's stepped forward to say he leaked secrets about those programs.