Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. © Mark Blinch / Reuters
Financial Times: Lunch with the FT: Edward Snowden, the world’s most famous whistleblower
Edward Snowden has room service with Alan Rusbridger in a Moscow hotel to talk about the ‘surveillance free-for-all’ — and the possible role of a Rubik’s Cube in his spiriting away of the NSA files
Edward Snowden has rounded on his hosts, attacking the Kremlin’s human rights record and implicating Russia in two of the US government’s latest major security hacks.
In a Lunch with the FT — carried below — he complained Moscow had “gone very far, in ways that are completely unnecessary, costly and corrosive to individual and collective rights” and added that his greatest loyalty was still to the US.
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WNU Editor: He misses the U.S., and is reluctant to accept Russia as his new home. My advice to him .... he better get use to it .... Russia is going to be his home for a very long time.