Famed former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is now on Twitter. 

And, in his first tweet Tuesday afternoon, Snowden channeled the Verizon catchphrase: "Can you hear me now?" The account is verified.

Snowden started by following only a single Twitter account: the NSA's

The Intercept reported that Snowden is controlling the account himself. Snowden has been living in Russia since giving journalists a vast trove of classified national-security documents more than two years ago.