“My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them,” Snowden told The Guardian.
He told The Washington Post that he would “ask for asylum from any countries that believe in free speech and oppose the victimization of global privacy” in an interview from Hong Kong, where he is staying.
“I’m not going to hide,” Snowden told the Post. “Allowing the U.S. government to intimidate its people with threats of retaliation for revealing wrongdoing is contrary to the public interest.”
via Associated Press.