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Icelandic biz baron: 'I have a private jet waiting in China for Snowden'

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An Icelandic entrepreneur is offering to fly former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden to Iceland on a private plane, should the chilly island nation grant him asylum.

Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson, director of DataCell, a company that at one time offered payment processing services for WikiLeaks told Reuters:

"A private jet is in place in China and we could fly Snowden over tomorrow if we get positive reaction from the [Icelandic] Interior Ministry. We need to get confirmation of asylum and that he will not be extradited to the U.S. We would want him to get a citizenship as well."

Snowden, a former technology contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton stationed at an NSA facility in Hawaii, has named Iceland as a possible refuge but for now he appears content to stay in Hong Kong. He is continuing to work with The Guardian in releasing top secret memos that he extracted from the NSA network while working as a sysadmin.

The latest memos cover appendices to "Procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons" that explain how - in practice - NSA analysts can and do spy on the communication of Americans without a warrant despite misleadingly worded denials to the contrary by the signals intelligence agency. ®

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