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WikiLeaks 'helps Snowden asylum'

WikiLeaks has claimed that it helped with US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's "political asylum in a democratic country, travel papers and safe exit from Hong Kong".

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NSA whistleblower: 'GCHQ are worse than the US'

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has told The Guardian he wanted to expose "the largest programme of suspicionless surveillance in human history".

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Credit: Guardian/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

"It's not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight," he said. "They (GCHQ) are worse than the US."

The information is the latest leak from Mr Snowden, who has been responsible for a string of disclosures about US intelligence operations.

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