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Edward Snowden Speaks To The Guardian

HONG KONG - 2013: In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Edward Snowden

The man who has claimed responsibility for leaking secrets from the National Security Agency (NSA) is safe for now and cannot be prosecuted by the U.S. if he stays in Hong Kong. Snowden went public with information about surveillance programs on U.S. citizens last week, saying he wanted people to know "what the U.S. government is doing."