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]