In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, Edward Snowden indicated that he was more than a low-level hacker at the NSA: “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word, in that I lived and worked undercover overseas — pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine”

+ Meanwhile, John Kerry suggested that Snowden “man up and come back to the United States.”

+ An American solar panel company wondered why Chinese firms kept undercutting their prices. Then the FBI knocked on their door.

+ Speaking of hackers, this is what happens when you hack and extort the Bitcoin Jesus. “Sir, I am sincerely sorry. I am just a middleman. I was being told what to tell you … Are you going to order a hitman to kill me now?”