Former CIA employee says he leaked information on NSA program

Washington, Jun 10 (EFE).- Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee and National Security Agency, or NSA, contractor, revealed over the weekend that he provided information to journalists about a top secret U.S. spying program.

Snowden said in an interview published Sunday in The Washington Post that he planned to seek asylum in Hong Kong, where he fled.

The 29-year-old Snowden revealed that he was a source for Britain's Guardian newspaper and The Washington Post about an NSA data mining program that targeted foreigners suspected of involvement in terrorism.

The technician worked for several NSA contractors, most recently for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he had access to classified intelligence.

Snowden told the Post he was not going to hide and was not sorry about leaking the information because privacy rights were at stake.