Many are calling him a hero, but the government says he’s a traitor. 29-year-old ex CIA employee Edward Snowden is hiding out in Hong Kong after revealing himself as the NSA leaker.
Snowden Exposed details of a top-secret surveillance program that collects tons of phone and internet data to thwart terrorist plots. The leak sparked a debate on the balance between national security versus personal privacy.
It is not yet known if Hong Kong will extradite Snowden to face charges in the US. He hopes to get asylum and has mentioned Iceland as one possibility.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/11/13