I am Michael Karanicolas, a digital rights lawyer who's just authored a book on surveillance and online privacy. AMA about surveillance, digital rights or free speech.
I am an advocate for digital rights with the Centre for Law and Democracy (www.law-democracy.org), an international NGO that works to promote foundational rights for democracy, and I've just authored a book: Travel Guide to the Digital World: Surveillance and International Standards, which is available free at: www.law-democracy.org/live/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Travel-Guide-to-the-Digital-World-Surveillanvce-and-International-Standards.pdf. The book was produced as part of the "Travel Guide to the Digital World" series produced by Global Partners Digital: www.gp-digital.org.
Julian Assange is considering leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy, Edward Snowden is definitely not leaving Russia, and the global intelligence apparatus is still monitoring everything we say and do online. I am at your disposal - let's talk about digital rights.
Edit: Some of these questions seem to be straying into personal legal issues, so I should add a caveat up here that says that nothing I say constitutes legal advice, nor should it be relied on in any legal proceeding. Just a guy on the Internet answering some questions...
Edit 2: Thanks for all the great questions - it's been fun as always, but I should sign off. I'll probably be back with some colleagues for another AMA on Right to Know Day (Sept 28). Please do check out the (free!) book on surveillance, which you can find on our website at www.law-democracy.org. Also you can follow me on Twitter at @RTI_Law, and my NGO at @Law_Democracy. Cheers!