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Daryl Copeland

As Snowden lingers in Moscow, let’s count his scandal’s winners and losers

Edward Snowden, the U.S. citizen and cyber-surveillance whistleblower, has been somewhere in the transit area of Moscow’s labyrinthine Sheremetevo international airport for almost one month. His disclosure of documents detailing mass telephone and internet monitoring by the intelligence agencies of the United States, Britain, Australia and France, often with active private-sector collusion, has resulted in him being proclaimed a hero in some quarters and a traitor in others.