Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut


Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government's massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden. Snowden's initial tweet was "Can you hear me now?" The message, a take-off on a cellphone provider television commercial, was retweeted 25,000 times in an hour.

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