Snowden Says He Will Stay in Hong Kong and Fight Extradition - NY TimesSubmitted by VietVet4Liberty on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:02
New York Times: June 12, 2013 - Hong Kong - “People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions,” he told the newspaper, The South China Morning Post. “I am not here to hide from justice; I am here to reveal criminality.”
He also said that the United States’ surveillance program had gained access to hundreds of computers in Hong Kong and China since 2009. “We hack network backbones – like huge Internet routers, basically – that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.
The newspaper did not say where in Hong Kong Mr. Snowden has been hiding since he checked out of a hotel early Monday afternoon. The Guardian newspaper of Britain, with which Mr. Snowden has shared a series of documents, reported Wednesday morning that he had moved to a safe house, but did not provide details.