Edward Snowden's Potential Spy Leak Motivations

Why did the former NSA contractor leak information about Prism spying program?
2:41 | 06/15/13

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We're gonna turn out of the hunt for Edwards noted in the former NSA contractor turned leak -- it is intensifying as his revelations about the US spy program keep coming. And this morning new perspective on -- Snowden may have done what he -- -- ABC's Bob Woodruff has this exclusive report from Hong Kong bop. A good morning be -- -- you know we have more details now about how often and how much the US government dug into personal Internet and phone records. At a rally today here in support of mr. Snowden that computer analysts accusing the US a private intrusions. And who has become one of the world's most wanted man women's Snowden. This morning we have more insight into this no news past -- from the father of his girlfriend Lindsay mills. -- the conversations are usually lead to. Convictions about justice right -- Really very. Very motivated. And -- exclusive television interview with ABC. He says Snowden appeared growing -- frustrated by the US government. It is very shocked he is -- he went this far was. This information and this whole. Situation but I kind of understand and knowing how convicted he is toward right wrong the American way. Hundreds took to the streets here with anger at the United States and growing support of Edwards Snowden is not a hero award traders is trying to do what. Right while the mood outside seems to be increasingly sympathetic some have doubts about snow's claims. -- -- too much of the evidence yet so. We. -- located and it passive than these I considerations. -- assertions. Which remain to be supported by confidence. For the first time some of the social media giants finally released the numbers about how many users were tapped by the government. Much smaller numbers than many speculated. From July to December last year the government requested six to 7000 records from Microsoft. Nine to 101000 from FaceBook. Whose General Counsel said this is just a tiny fraction of its billion monthly users we hope this helps put into perspective the numbers involved he says. And lays to rest some of the hyperbolic and false assertions. -- here in Hong Kong Snowden is still hidden away his location has not publicly known. Although there are some reports that Chinese intelligence teams could be in contact with him that has not been confirmed. While one Hong Kong legislator told us today that he is demanding the US apologize to -- on -- all right Bob. Is that fear that he can actually -- and turned to China. It has so many here in the US were -- And somebody people look at that -- right now.

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