Snowden's revelations could cost him as much as 30 years in prison in the United States, where he is wanted on charges of espionage and theft of government property. After the documents' release, Snowden fled to Hong Kong, and on June 23, 2013, arrived from Hong Kong to Moscow. He remained in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport, which he was unable to leave, as his US passport had been revoked. On June 30, 2013, WikiLeaks editor Sarah Harrison, presented to the consular department at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport requests for political asylum addressed to 21 countries, including Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Venezuela. © Sputnik / Former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden On July 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if Snowden wanted to be … [Read more...] about Ordinary Guy: Edward Snowden’s Life in Russia After Leaking Classified Data
THE whistleblower has been hailed both a hero and a traitor for leaking the biggest cache of classified information in history. But who is Edward Snowden, where is he now and who's his girlfriend? Here's what we know... Who is Edward Snowden and where is he now? The 35-year-old computer professional is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and ex-contractor for the United States Government. In May 2013 he fled to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an National Security Agency (NSA) facility in Hawaii, before leaking millions of classified NSA documents from a hotel room. On June 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property. Snowden was granted asylum in Russia in 2013, and now lives at a closely guarded location at an secret address in Moscow. If sent back home by Putin he could face a 1,000 year prison sentence for treachery. What did … [Read more...] about Where is Edward Snowden now, what did he do, who’s his girlfriend and what secrets did he leak?
EDWARD Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills calls herself a "world-travelling, pole-dancing super hero". Here's what we know about the world-famous whistleblower's long-term partner. Who is Lindsay Mills? Lindsay Mills is exiled US whistleblower Edward Snowden's long-term girlfriend. She is a pole-dancer who regularly travels from the States to Russia to visit him. Snowden was given asylum in Russia in 2013 when he was on-the-run from US authorities after uncovering vast mass-surveillance tactics used by American intelligence agencies. He has a flat in Moscow where he keeps a very low profile and takes intense security measures as he fears he may be kidnapped by US agents. Her Instagram profile features several snaps of her with Snowden — cuddling up eating fried chicken, playing video games and even posing as Where's Wally. Did she know about his whistleblowing plans? While it is unclear if she knew exactly about Snowden's plot to release top secret US government documents, … [Read more...] about Who is Edward Snowden’s girlfriend Lindsay Mills, is she in Russia and did she know about his whistleblowing plans?
THE pole dancer girlfriend of infamous whistleblower Edward Snowden has given an incredible insight into his life in exile in Russia. Snowden hit the headlines after stealing and leaking classified US government secrets and was later granted asylum in Moscow after fleeing his homeland. Since then Snowden has a lived a fairly quiet life aside from a few interviews with the media and the odd video chat for the speaking circuit. He has always been careful not to give too much away about his private life, and takes intense security measures amid fears he could be kidnapped by US agents. However, as these amazing photographs from Lindsay Mills show, it looks like the 33-year-old is loved-up and living it up in Russia. Snowden shares an apartment with his girlfriend - who calls herself a ‘world-travelling, pole-dancing super hero’ - when she visits him in the Russian capital from the US. Director Oliver Stone, who last year released a movie on Snowden, said the beauty was … [Read more...] about Edward Snowden’s pole dancing girlfriend Lindsay Mills gives a secret glimpse inside the whistleblower’s bizarre life in Moscow with racy pics
A few months after Edward Snowden emerged from the shadows of America’s espionage world to shine a light on the murky business of mass surveillance, the NSA contractor said he never set out to upend the system. “I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself,” the former intelligence agent said in Russia, where he has been living since leaking thousands of classified documents in the summer of 2013. Five years on, it seems society no longer fears Big Brother so much as Big Tech. While his revelations were met with outrage, the debate about our privacy being breached has arguably been overtaken by the revelations that 87 million Facebook users might have had their... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Edward Snowden’s lawyer warns of ‘databases of ruin’ as Big Tech ousts Big Brother in surveillance debate