Take Two for July 5, 2013

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.

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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