Edward Snowden is quite the crafty little devil isn’t he? The NSA leaker has been giving the United States government quite the run for its money and has made some pretty interesting friends.
Snowden is responsible for the unveiling of PRISM to the public consciousness, a programme that allowed the US government to request information from some of the world’s largest tech companies. This has placed him firmly in the eye of one of the biggest privacy media frenzies since the emergence of Wikileaks. The information leaked revealed the US’ National Security Agency (NSA) has access to emails, videos, photos, voice chats, login notifications under an approved FISA Court warrant.
The last few weeks have borne witness to an interesting game of cat and mouse between the US and Snowden, who is doing his best to avoid extradition to the US. Snowden began his journey in Hong Kong where he hid out in a hotel for a few weeks, before making his way to Moscow accompanied by a Wikileaks lawyer. He is then supposed to have found his way to Havana with his final destination set to be Ecuador where he is seeking asylum — but he never boarded the plane to Cuba.
It’s quite hard to keep up with man who seems to be outwitting with US government, so we put together a little map to explain his high stakes version of The Amazing Race around the world.