IF YOU SUPPORT EDWARD SNOWDEN, USE PEACEFUL, LEGAL, AND NON-VIOLENT MEANS TO MAKE YOUR CONCERNS AND VOICES HEARD. JOIN PETITIONS TO GIVE SNOWDEN SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS AND SUPPORT. n"We are working on stories right at this moment," says Glenn Greenwaldn"invasive spying programs" that the public doesn't yet know aboutnGreenwald received secret documents from Edward Snowden, an NSA contractornSnowden, whose exact whereabouts are unknown, says he expects to be prosecutednU.S. federal agents build a case against the contractor who exposed controversial electronic surveillance programs by the National Security Agency, one of the journalists who has been working with him says more secrets are set to be revealed soon.n"There are extremely invasive spying programs that the public still does not know about that the NSA regularly engages in or other capabilities that they're developing," said Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for the Guardian, the British newspaper that broke the first story based on secret NSA documents.n"To the extent we can shine light on them and bring transparency to them consistent with national security, we fully intend to do so and to do so as quickly as we can," he said in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Monday. A 29-year-old computer technician for a U.S. defense contractor leaked details of a top-secret Booz Allen Hamilton American program that collects vast streams of phone and Internet data, American and British newspapers revealed Sunday.n"My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them," the source, Edward Snowden, told Britain's the Guardian, one of the papers that broke stories on the program last week.nThe Washington Post also disclosed Sunday that Snowden was the source on its stories.nSnowden is a former technical assistant for the CIA and has been working at the National Security Agency, the U.S. electronic intelligence service, for the past four years, the newspaper reported. He said he walked away from a six-figure job in Hawaii for the computer consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and has holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong in preparation for the expected fallout from his disclosures.n"I'm willing to sacrifice all of that because I can't in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, Internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building," he said. What did NSA want with Verizon data?nThe Guardian reported Wednesday that Verizon Business Network Services had been ordered to hand over telephone records detailing the time, location and telephone numbers involved in domestic calls from April 25 to July 19. An order from a U.S. court that oversees U.S. surveillance efforts backed up the demand, the newspaper reported.nThursday, the Guardian and the Post disclosed the existence of PRISM, a program they said allows NSA analysts to extract the details of customer activities -- including "audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents" and other materials -- from computers at Microsoft, Google, Apple and other Internet firms.nSnowden said the NSA's reach poses "an existential threat to democracy." He said he had hoped the Obama administration would end the programs once it took office in 2009, but instead, he said, President Barack Obama "advanced the very policies that I thought would be reined in."n"I don't see myself as a hero, because what I'm doing is self-interested," he said. "I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy, and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity."nWill he be extradited?nThe first call for Snowden's prosecution came shortly after his identity was made public, from Rep. Peter King, the chairman of a House Homeland Security subcommittee and a member of the Intelligence Committee. Though Hong Kong is part of communist-ruled China, the former British colony has a free press and tolerates political dissent under a semi-autonomous government. edward,snowden,edward snowden,china,hong kong,prism,irs,scandal,privacy,issues,president obama,obama,extradite,extradition,Barack Obama (US President),hawaii,nsa,cia,government,abuse,monitoring,monitor,leak,leaks,phone,tap,taps,anonymous,anon,Booz Allen Hamilton,booze,booz,allen,hamilton,spy,spying,programs,wiretaps,wiretap,chinese,china,language,learn,fb,facebook
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