The U.S. has charged NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden with espionage for leaking classified information to the Guardian and the Washington Post. According to the Post, the charges have been filed in Virginia. The U.S. has asked Hong Kong to detain Snowden, who coincidentally celebrates his 30th birthday today.

If Snowden is planning on making a daring escape, now would be the time. Hopefully he steers clear of the Wikileaks plane to Iceland, which may as well have a giant photo of his face on the side.