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Edward Snowden's training to become an ethical hacker

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday it would be "deeply troubling" if Russia or Hong Kong had adequate notice about Edward Snowden's plans to flee to a country that will grant him asylum and still allowed him leave. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

It’s time for another Edward Snowden update.

The man who leaked information on the NSA is still believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport. He recently asked for permanent citizenship from Iceland, and some lawmakers are considering giving it to him.

The world is asking how one man could manage to get a hold of and release so much classified information without getting caught.

First off, he had training. The New York Times reports that in 2010, he had learned to become a certified ethical hacker. Christopher Drew co-wrote the story for the Times, and joins the show today.

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