I have to take note of Edward Snowden who has been in the news of late.
Patriot or Traitor?
Curiously, he closely resembles the protagonist Aydin Llewelyn of my last spy novel The Farsi Trilogy: An altruistic computer-geek who works for a US intelligence agency but does not do as he is told.
My character came to the fore in March 2012, about a year before Ed, the patriot.
So, who's the chicken and who's the egg?
The Farsi Trilogy
An interesting take on this from the BBC