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Ecuador Welcomes PRISM Whistleblower To Apply For Asylum

 "Snowden may ask the Ecuadorian government for asylum, if he wants, and of course we will examine his request, as we did with Assange (WikiLeaks founder)," Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said.

Ecuador "is firmly committed to protecting human rights," said Patino, adding that the WikiLeaks founder, who was granted asylum by Ecuador last June but has been holed up at its embassy in Britain, is prepared to stay at Ecuador's embassy in Britain for five years.

Snowden, 29, exposed the NSA's global spying program, which collects and analyzes Internet data from around the world. The United States has launched a criminal investigation into the disclosure.

Meanwhile US media reported in WASHINGTON, that an internal report of the U.S. intelligence community shows that the government is investigating hundreds of cases of leaks by members of various intelligence agencies.

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