White House responds to petition on Edward Snowden, says ' He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers -- not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he's running away from the consequences of his actions' - @WeThePeople
In phone call after WikiLeaks revelation of NSA spying, President Obama reiterated his commitment to end practices 'unacceptable between allies,' French President Francois Hollande's office says - @leelajacinto
Photo: French President Francois Hollande is seen after meeting with his defense council on WikiLeaks revelations the NSA spied on 3 French presidents and other officials, at the Élysée Palace in Paris - @Elysee
French defense council issues statement after meeting with President Hollande on US spy report: 'France ... will not tolerate anything that could jeopardize the security and protection of his interests' - statement
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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