Report: Snowden Took Job for Intel

    A supporter holds a picture of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs, outside the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong Thursday, June 13, 2013. The news of Snowden's whereabouts, revealed by an editor of a local newspaper that interviewed him Wednesday, is the first since he went to ground Monday after checking out of his hotel in this autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    The South China Morning Post reported on Monday that fugitive leaker Edward Snowden said he had taken a job as an independent contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton for one reason: to gather information about NSA’s surveillance program. Snowden’s current whereabouts are unknown, but he is believed to have left Hong Kong on Sunday for Moscow and then rumored to have boarded a flight to Havana, Cuba, with his final destination likely to be Ecuador, where he is reportedly seeking asylum. Snowden has been charged with espionage by the U.S. government, who is seeking his extradition. Meanwhile in the U.S., more than 100,000 have signed a petition to the White House to pardon Snowden.

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