Edward Snowden: 'We can't allow the law to become a political weapon or agree to scare people away from standing up for their rights, no matter how good the deal. I'm not going to be part of that' - @WIRED
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduces legislation to ban the US government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search - @Reuters
Edward Snowden, a former CIA and National Security Agency employee, released classified material on several secret NSA programs, including the PRISM surveillance program, to the Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times in 2013.
Snowden has said the motive behind his leaks is "to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them." - The Guardian