Edward Snowden has opened an account on Twitter.
The fugitive NSA contractor’s opening tweet was: “Can you hear me now?”
In his profile, Edward Snowden says he “used to work for the government. Now I work for the public”.
So far, Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the US for leaking secrets, only follows one other Twitter user – the National Security Agency (NSA).
Edward Snowden is believed to be living in Moscow where he is sheltering from US prosecutors.
He left the United States in 2013 after leaking to the media details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by US intelligence.
His information made global headlines when the Guardian reported that the NSA was collecting the phone records of tens of millions of Americans.
Edward Snowden is believed to have downloaded 1.7 million secret documents before he left the United States.