In an ironic twist of fate, espionage fugitive Edward Snowden is finding privacy very difficult to come by, with reports tracking him through flights to Moscow and Cuba. His escape comes on the heels of the news that the American government sought his extradition from Hong Kong. His passport has been revoked and he faces espionage charges when he is returned to the U.S.
Edward Snowden is a former NSA contractor who leaked top secret documents, linking social media giants Facebook, Yahoo, and Google to government surveillance operations. The scandal is being marked as rival to the size of Watergate under the Nixon administration. The Guardian journalist who broke the story, Glen Greenwald, resides in Brazil another country which offers sanctuary to fugitives through difficult extradition processes. Perhaps Greenwald could have offered some initial advice about escaping to South America before Snowden attempted to find asylum in Hong Kong. In the meantime, Edward Snowden espionage fugitive seeks asylum in Ecuador while being protected by Assange and WikiLeaks organization.
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