Edward Snowden Gets a New Job

Leaker will work for Russian website

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Edward Snowden speaks during a dinner with U.S. ex-intelligence workers and activists in Moscow on Oct. 9, 2013.

Former NSA contractor turned famed leaker Edward Snowden has found a new job putting his tech skills to use — in a way that’s likely to be far less roiling to international relations.

Snowden, who revealed troves of classified information as he fled the country in May, will start work Friday at a Russian website, according to the RIA Novosti Russian news agency. His lawyer didn’t say the name of the website where Snowden will work.

Facing espionage charges in the U.S., Snowden was granted asylum by Russia in August, but his exact whereabouts in the country are unknown.

[CBS News]

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Cristin16475201

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SamuelClemens
SamuelClemens

Gee maybe he will find a loose bunch of PowerPoints to grandstand again. It ain't easy being just another low level system admin.

PatDendy
PatDendy

It is not surprising that Snowden is seeking additional outlets in his pursuance of  his intellectual capabilities and his moral responsibilities.  Snowden has a high regard and a keen interest in making a contribution toward providing for the humane treatment of all individuals. 

AbrahamYeshuratnam
AbrahamYeshuratnam

Snowden's decision to stay in Moscow is a great loss to the U.S. Obama administration has made America a hot place for intellectuals. Snowden's talents could have been made available for the U.S. Now with the revelation of spying friendly allies by Obama, Snowden may be tipped for Nobel Peace Prize 2014.