/// Source Behind The Guardian’s NSA Stories Comes Forward
The Guardian, which has broken most of the NSA spying stories, on Sunday named 29-year-old former CIA technical assistant Edward Snowden as the primary source of its stories. “I have no intention of hiding who I am because I have done nothing wrong,” he told the paper. Snowden said he hopes the attention will stay focused on what the US government is doing and not on him, but also said he expected to “suffer” as a result of his actions. He said he is risking a very comfortable lifestyle in coming forward. “I’m willing to sacrifice all of that because I can’t in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building,” he said. For more on the evolving scandal, check out AllThingsD’s handy primer .