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Ex-NSA man Edward Snowden gets web job in Russia

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has found a new job, his lawyer says.

The former US spy agency contractor will work for a major private website in Russia, where he was granted asylum after fleeing the United States.

“Edward starts work in November,” his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

Mr Snowden, 30, fled to Russia in June after leaking details of far-reaching US telephone espionage.

Mr Kucherena would not disclose which site has employed Mr Snowden, citing security concerns.

However, Mr Snowden had a very public job offer earlier this year from the head of VKontakte, a popular social networking site seen as a rival to Facebook.

Pavel Durov, who founded VKontakte in 2006, invited Mr Snowden through a post on his own webpage to join the company’s St Petersburg headquarters to work on data protection.

Read the full story on BBC News

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