2013年6月，爱德华·斯诺登根据1917年的“间谍法”被指控“未经授权的国防信息通信”和“与未经授权的人故意交流机密情报。”斯诺登，一名前中央情报局员工和美国政府承包商，泄露了数千名国家安全局（NSA）的文件，涉及美国针对记者的几项全球监控计划。斯诺登的行动在“卫报”，“华盛顿邮报”，“明镜周刊”和“纽约时报”的文件中出现后，曝光。在他被起诉两天后，斯诺登逃往俄罗斯，在莫斯科谢列梅捷沃机场被俄罗斯当局关押一个多月后，他最终获得庇护一年。此后，俄罗斯政府将斯诺登庇护授予了2020年。现在，新闻自由基金会主席斯诺登继续住在莫斯科，同时在另一个国家寻求庇护。作为一些人的爱国者和其他人的叛徒，斯诺登及其披露引发了关于大众政府对人民的监督以及国家安全利益与个人隐私之间平衡的广泛争论。最近Ellsberg，Manning和Snowden的案例证明了这一点，1917年“间谍法”的一些条款今天仍然有效。这些规定列于美国法典（USC）第18章第37章 – 间谍和审查制度中。就像它最初颁布时一样，“间谍法”仍然将间谍或以其他方式帮助美国敌人的行为定为犯罪。但是，它已经扩大到惩罚那些因任何原因在未经许可的情况下泄露或分享政府机密信息的人。根据巴拉克奥巴马政府的统计，共有八人，包括切尔西曼宁和爱德华斯诺登，根据“间谍法”被指控或被判定泄露国家安全机密 – 比以往所有总统政府的总和都多。截至2018年7月，唐纳德特朗普政府正在推行一项“间谍活动法案”的起诉书，这是一名政府承办商，据称泄露了一份机密的国家安全局文件，详细说明了俄罗斯干涉2016年美国总统大选的证据。
In June 2013, Edward Snowden was accused of “unauthorized defense information communication” and “deliberately communicating confidential information with unauthorized persons” under the “Spy Act” of 1917. Snowden, a former central Intelligence bureau staff and US government contractors have leaked thousands of National Security Agency (NSA) documents covering several US global surveillance programs for journalists. Snowden’s actions were exposed after the appearance of the “Guardian”, “Washington Post”, “Spiegel Weekly” and “New York Times” documents. Two days after he was prosecuted, Snowden fled to Russia and he was finally sheltered for more than a year after being held by the Russian authorities at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport for more than a month. Since then, the Russian government has granted Snowden asylum to 2020. Now, the chairman of the Press Freedom Foundation, Snowden, continues to live in Moscow while seeking refuge in another country. As a traitor to some people’s patriots and others, Snowden and his disclosure sparked widespread debate about the public government’s supervision of the people and the balance between national security interests and personal privacy. The recent case of Ellsberg, Manning and Snowden proves this, and some of the provisions of the “Spy Law” of 1917 are still valid today. These provisions are listed in Chapter 37, Chapter 37 of the United States Code (USC) – Spy and Censorship. As it was originally enacted, the “spy law” still criminalizes the act of spying or otherwise helping the American enemy. However, it has been extended to punish those who disclose or share government confidential information without permission for any reason. According to the Barack Obama administration, a total of eight people, including Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, were accused or convicted of leaking state security secrets under the “Spy Law” – more than all previous presidential governments. As of July 2018, the Donald Trump administration is in the process of launching an indictment for the Espionage Act, a government contractor that allegedly leaked a confidential National Security Agency document detailing Russian intervention. Evidence for the 2016 US presidential election.