Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge he faced. So what's the message for America's fugitive leaker? Both cases explore the line between whistle-blowers and traitors, but experts say there are vast differences.
European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker. Still, comparisons can be misleading.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains in diplomatic limbo in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, an irritant to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has little sympathy for Snowden, but doesn't want to appear to cave in to U.S. demands for his return.
The U.S. wants Russia to send the "NSA leaker" home for prosecution. In a letter to his Russian counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder gives what he says are assurances that Edward Snowden should not be "treated as a refugee or granted asylum."
Sources tell CNET News that government investigators have asked for such data. Whether any company has turned the information over isn't clear. The report is the latest in a string of stories in recent weeks about steps that the National Security Agency and FBI are reportedly taking.
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