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i. on the run n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden is off the radar with no sign of an open border flight bound for cuba he was reportedly booked on after spending a night at a moscow airport. this is footage from our correspondent of the seat snowden is meant to be sitting and soon the flight will end to u.s. airspace where america might have a chance to intercept. and says snowden is safe but keep his exact whereabouts secret leaks did however confirm ecuador has given him refugee travel papers. washington criticizes every country snowden passes through while demanding his immediate deportation a white house spokesman insists the whistleblower is still in russia.
international news and common live from a studio center here in moscow this is so a man is on the run but just where is he it seems that the world's media have turned into a bunch of plane spotters as they track a transatlantic flight heading from moscow to cuba now just last night it was supposed that edward snowden the n.s.a. whistleblower wanted by the u.s. for espionage charges was a boarding a plane to cuba but the fact is when many journalists from around the world got on that plane earlier today they noticed that the seat was empty with snowden was meant to be sitting now that plane has now taken off it's crossing the atlantic there is every chance that if it enters u.s. airspace off the east coast of america there off new york or in. off the coast of
miami that the jet could be intercepted and the u.s. authorities could check out whether or not he is on that plane but according to journalist it sounds as if he is not the end destination is vanna and that's where many people suspect that snowden will then depart from havana and head off to quito in ecuador to bang she's our correspondent shouldn't every airport in moscow she has been following the developments from there. the whereabouts of edward snowden are nowhere to be found this is what we know yesterday on sunday he literally took out the media into a frenzy making us some sort of a play around with him catch him if you can we went as far as even getting journalistic by take it she go on to that cuban plane at that he was a supposedly found to be on had to chew on five at this afternoon here in moscow but then again we do have an inside story was he on the plane home was he not he got beeston up gives us an inside there's so much media on this plane for the last
three minutes i'm sure the plane expecting snowden to say show up there will be increased security who are going to go before the police when we move the passengers sort of away from the teacher to be that up to country west point even the airport officials themselves understand the airplane but we're not sure whether or not it was entering the plane or not right let's take you back to how this all sunday hong kong releases a statement saying that indeed edward snowden had decided to leave hong kong on his own accord and they let him go see that all his paperwork was up on the right track despite the fact that the u.s. wanted to come in and log his actual vission up by saying that his passport was no longer valid he then is supposedly going to arrive in moscow on up the flight of bondi to moscow which he would then the transit to another country and then make
him make way to the third country which will be his the last stop right so that's what we knew at that point then the story changes to get even better the us ambassador of ecuador arrives here at the airport to making everybody speculate perhaps his final destination is of course ecuador a couple dollars a labrador announces that they have all received the application for asylum from edward snow. himself and they were looking into it says nothing no one knows whether he has left or whether he did see snowden self knows that men had been released from him out from the airport journalists alike like myself we've been camping out here just sitting around trying to figure out how do you have slipped our radar well we're all steamed that he certainly pulled a magician trick could he be here how could he be somewhere else that is the big question we're all here waiting to answer that well should snowden turn out to be
only route to aviation expert crissy it's believed there are several possible outcomes for the flight including an attempt by washington to force it to land. at the moment the u.s. government seems to be waving a big plate and saying this waits for any flights carrying mr snowden should be allowed to pass now what does that mean a could mean that any plane that he's traveling on the nations might well prevent it from entering that space because they don't want to be caught up in this particular spat now. the united states government intercepts the aircraft if it were to enter u.s. airspace possibly they could instruct to land somewhere in the united states i would think that would be unlikely. and of course the pilot himself has the ability to divert once an airplane takes off of course it's entirely down to the pilots to choose the best route dependent upon. all of the prevailing
operational conditions at the time if the pilots were to choose to fly route for example just outside u.s. airspace close to it. and he'd be entitled to do that of his own volition provided that it didn't have any impact upon the safety of the flights and the safety of everybody else on board it ecuador says it is considering a request for asylum from edward snowden a plea reportedly organized by wiki leaks ecuador's foreign minister currently on a visit to vietnam appeared to be sympathetic to the whistleblowers plight jeering a news conference on his lynsey france has more on where ecuador stands in this story. where in the world is edward snowden that is the question on every journalist tongue it's the missing piece of this puzzle we all want to put together it's a question that was put to the foreign minister ricardo patino over and over again
by journalists at that press conference and those are questions that he successfully evaded now journalists like myself have been staked out here since early morning some even staying overnight just to catch a glimpse of this latest whistleblower on the run from the united states government we've had cars coming in and out of the embassy official embassy vehicles wondering is he in the trunk is he underneath a blanket in the back seat definitely definitely want to catch a glimpse the possibility that he could have been taken away from the airport and would have perhaps sought refuge here it's part of what makes this whole sort of detective story so interesting is that he is being given guidance very heavily by wiki leaks whose leader is really no songes being sheltered within the walls of the ecuadorian embassy there in london it makes ecuador the obvious choice obviously for seeking asylum and then if if mr snowden were to need a place to stay while in russia it would therefore make sense that he would be here
but alas we have not been satisfied we are still on the watch for mr snowden come rain or shine so it's just a very intriguing story that i'm sure will be keeping a very close eye on all the journalists here at the embassy for quite a while now when the snowden refugee papers allowing him to travel freely that's according to julian assange the wiki leaks founder also revealed the former cia man is safe and being taken care of he's put to the media via phone from the ecuadorian embassy in london. was listening in. according to sources in which they've just announced that reportedly ecuador has granted asylum to edward snowden now speaking just a little bit before that julian the signs were saying that they are in contact with edward snowden and the wiki leaks legal representative traveling with him they've said that they are both healthy and in good spirits and in
a secret location that they can't disclose now they've spoken a lot about the very bullying and what they called the threatening behavior of the u.s. administration in relation to a number of nations through which edward snowden has been reported to be traveling the fact that they've been demanding for his extradition now wiki leaks have said that edward snowden is not a traitor as the u.s. secretary of state was calling him earlier today but he is a hero as we know we have been assisting edward snowden both with his asylum request to ecuador as well as with legal representation so we're going to be following this story as it develops for you from london washington believes snowden is still in russia white house official jay carney confirmed that and also the whistle blows departure from hong kong will impact on relations with china what is going to what's making america so when green. snowden is slipping away and u.s. officials express their frustration by verbal be attacking the countries that do
not hurry to put him in handcuffs and send him to you what's russia says it has no legal authority to arrest him secretary of state john kerry said you know we would be deeply troubling obviously if they have that it would notice not withstanding that they make a decision willfully and if there was adequate notice there would be. without any question. on the relationship and consequences the u.s. state department has also sent out warnings to the states that may accept such as cuba venezuela ecuador asking them not to do that and to turn him over to do was well on route to his destination snowden is of course choosing countries that would not be easily pressured by washington in the meantime u.s. politicians and pundits on television use what seems like a cold war rhetoric when they comment on the story presenting russia and china as the enemies that snowden is helping one form of special said russia and china are
going to use this to embarrass the you was one should argue it's not as revelations that embarrass the u.s. not russia or china but that's exactly what's happening now u.s. policymakers are doing everything possible to divert attention away from snowden's revelations and certainly one way of doing that is to present it as a cold war style cat and mouse chase that way you have us media now almost cheering for his capture although just a little while ago some of the same journalists were grateful for greater public awareness of the fact that the u.s. government is spying on millions of people who have done nothing wrong snowden of course has no illusions as to what lengths the u.s. government will go to catch him here's what he said shortly after he broke this story i could be you know rendered by the cia i could have people come out after me or any of their third party partners you know they would they work closely with a number of other nations and that's a fear i'll live under for the rest of my life however long that happens to be you can come forward to. against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be
completely free from risk because they're such powerful adversaries that the no one can meaningfully oppose them. if they want to get you they'll get you in time so have also said it's not government persecution that you are it's most he said the greatest fear that i have about the outcome of nothing will change from how it's developing it doesn't look like things will change for americans in time so but for the world the implications of his revelations are significant now for example the u.s. can't accuse china of cyber attacks without being accused of hypocrisy. when i spoke to learn it's a former cia officer ray mcgovern and he believes the u.s. with all its resources is losing against the bright minds of whistleblowers and this support is well that's the definition of embarrassment in this case i can understand the embarrassment i can understand people getting on on t.v. as they do yesterday and seeing this fellow as a traitor traitor i think is
a patriot you see it's a contest between very sophisticated people in wiki leaks and people like snowden and this fast apparatus that has all the money but not as much talent and there's the key because this is a leveling field here this is a leveling field where the united states with all its money and all its defense expenditures is on a level playing field with very very bright people abroad very very bright people in the ecuadorian embassy in london and very very people in n.s.a. and what i'm saying here is that the u.s. is outmatch so far if snowden can continue to elude this dragnet it will be really a mark for liberty a mark for the rule of law in the international sphere that's why they this way u.s. authorities will do everything possible to get him. or to live here in moscow more
favorite. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch ati anytime anywhere. he continues here on a plane packed with scoop hunting journalists is heading for cuba right now without the star of the show it looks like edward snowden's latest move to avoid extradition to the u.s. he's wanted their own espionage charges but what exactly has he done to outrage america so much well it's run through the data he disclosed he revealed documents showing the n.s.a. has access to huge streams of internet data including emails chat rooms and videos
from large companies such as google and facebook and the u.s. government used the secret foreign intelligence surveillance court. together an extensive range of information from the phone service provider horizon also he revealed how both mainland china and hong kong have been victim to hundreds of cyber attacks by u.s. hackers and according to his latest leak the u.k. is collecting and storing huge amounts of sensitive personal data from online and telephone traffic and sharing it with u.s. authorities well norman solomon he's often co-founder of the civil action group roots actions says that snowden's revelations uncovered the us people's fundamental struggle for civil liberties while he's really a hero to so many americans rather than the labels that she is that he has brought truth to the necessity of the democratic process and of course people in the white house and many in congress are not happy about the elimination of they have been
engaged survey on this which is direct violation of our civil liberties of the citizens of the united states as well as a violation of the crowds of people around her were also naturally the obama administration and the virus and security state fans on capitol hill want to grab. snowden so it is a fundamental conflict between those who are dominating the u.s. government now who want to suppress the bill of rights and resistance now but all that resistance from many of us who say no way we do not accept the suppression of our rights. of course not everybody believes snowden is a hero or that he's revelations will bring fundamental change or he's sophie shevardnadze spoke to former cia director general michael hayden and he believes washington's espionage program is not going to be cancelled any time soon when you can watch the full interview in our new show on our website dot com. what's
happening to the programs like they're the ones that snowden made public this prison data collecting tool are they being wrapped up right now worries the n.s.a. going to go ahead with it in your opinion no i yeah i would see no reason why either the programs that he revealed the metadata program or the prism program why they would be stopped there lawful they're appropriate they're affective but the effect of this may be the element that's most harmed by these revelations again adversaries now know what we can do and also know what we won't do the boundaries of american law and policy and that gives them a higher probability that they'll be able to protect their communications from united states agencies trying to intercept them.
and you can see that interview in full on screen and online here on r.t. well it's speculation rages over whether it would snowden is this take a step back now and see what he could possibly do where he could possibly go if he is not on board that have done a plane where would be known the studios are correspondent and you know so what options does snowden have now if he's not on that plane actually he's got plenty of options i mean you have to understand that we're a lot we're talking about a former cia operative who probably has given it more thought that we're really thinking so there's a timetable all of these flights are going to depart from our departing from the same airport at which we're expected to start and to depart earlier on monday as we know he never boarded and he seems to have never boarded that flight to have on him but there is another option he can always go through paris or he could also he doesn't necessarily have to go to havana he could fly to quito again with
a layover and again we're looking. at a flight that is going to go through a european country or at least several european countries and that actually could present a problem we understand that snowden is a wanted man by the united states and obviously traveling through europe we may not necessarily be the safest idea in his case but then also you have to realize that there are some airports in which there's a transit zone for the passengers in which they do not have to present their passports. of course all of these flights are here he could go to caracas for example because venezuela probably would welcome him with arms wide open again the man wanted by the united states probably could find could find some sort of refuge there until he actually gets to ecuador which seems to be his final destination but at the end of the day again remembering that edward snowden is a former cia man that he is and he is trying to escape u.s. authorities there is a question remaining was he ever even on this flight was he ever even on the in the
airport is where is he at the moment nobody seems to know and the only people who say they do know but will not disclose his location are of course we can leaks but they are remaining remaining our mom on the whole thing on the i guess have a really good reason to be so so it's really up in the air up for discussion where he is right now but the curious thing is that actually it seems like snowden's seat now has a twitter account of his own of course that took it a while to appear but if you're ever interested seventeen a snowden seat it's out there if you're bored or if you're really following this story closely please read it it's quite interesting to see it heading across the atlantic right now heading for absolute reno with plenty of journalists yes so the choices on the mystery continues to operate a little. while new york. has written a book about bradley manning another problem. he told to snowden is still full from safety where he is heading. his options are very minute he could go to
go and go to venice where though he could go to cuba not one of those three american countries is a long term place that he can camp. in cuba sit out castro is not going to live forever in venezuela. six years from now a center right government easily be elected that's easy to imagine and it's easy to imagine a century of government making a president were snowed in washington and in ecuador again you don't quote i was reelected by a very comfortable margin and very clean elections next election cycle could be different but he can only go to one of these places than wait it out maybe things will cool down in the united states other options will become available so whether he's on the plane or not we want you to tell us what you think about edward
snowden's attempt to get to ecuador do you think he's going to make it or not that's a question on our online poll at the moment at r.t. dot com let's look at the results so far we can see that the majority not a massive majority but twenty eight percent of you believe that he could well get there but he be better off staying in russia twenty six percent think that yes he will get there but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be safe from washington getting their hands on him twenty five percent think that he will probably get there as long as that plane doesn't go anywhere near u.s. airspace because there is speculation that if he is indeed on that plane the u.s. could intercept it make it land to check if he's on there or not and twenty one percent think that he probably could but he's got to do a very good job at hiding in order to get there that's your thoughts at the moment . talk to dot com our web site vote because to him from you. well with governments and corporations using all means disposable to spy on the
public the demand for data encryption services is sky rocketing and all it is more important is be looking at how citizens are trying to shield their personal information from the leering eyes of big brother in a post prism world some are losing and others are gaining google for rise in facebook apple and other u.s. technology companies have lost credibility and the trust of their customers encrypted communications services on the other hand are seeing their businesses boom oh it's going crazy. you know a lot of people suspected these. the government u.s. government was spying on americans but now we have this confirmation and so everybody is contacting us now when we've had a huge surge in orders fill zimmerman is the co-founder and c.e.o.
of silent circle a global encrypted mobile service that protects users' privacy from the us national security agency and big data companies we have created an architecture that doesn't share the key cryptographic keys with the servers and servers that we control we don't keep logs of the of the connections between people so a court order can make us give them something we don't have however privacy doesn't come free and annual membership to silent circle cost one hundred twenty dollars the newest kid on the block is secret the mobile app encrypts voice calls and text messages the south african company has clients in two hundred countries with skyrocketing demands recently coming from the u.s. and u.k. the application essentially allows you to create a new identity with a secure phone number. needs to be every day and.
other countries. as you call it easy as you were the day meanwhile daily traffic at the search engine start page has doubled in less than a month jumping to nearly four million queries the netherlands company doesn't store ip addresses and it's not subject to us jurisdiction we strip out anything that would identify you and then we submit the search for you to google on your behalf and then we get the results back from google we strip out any kind of tracking cookies or anything that might be included with that we serve the results to you privately and then we delete all. all records of your visit so we delete your ip address we delete your search terms and at the end of the day we have no record of anyone even having bet on our website while the global push for privacy is accelerating experts say encryption alone won't be enough the n.s.a. surveillance has is worse than the worst of it so i think we also have to try to
push. public policy debates in the us and get the laws to change the exposure of america's global electronic surveillance program has also revealed alternatives to all those who want to secure their privacy however in most cases people will have to pay to protect their communication from a government that's been accessing and story data for years reporting from new york . this is we continue our extensive coverage of edward snowden story about half an hour from now with me and the news team but for the moment it's all to the sports news program we have.
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