Snowden claims that NSA is involved in industrial espionage

  • Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is currently said to be staying in Russia, claimed that the agency engages in industrial espionage. 

    A written statement prior to an interview was released by television broadcaster ARD, which quotes Snowden saying that the NSA would use any information, regardless of whether or not it has anything to do with security needs. 

    ARD didn't mention any further details, suggesting what Snowden accused the agency of doing with this kind of information. 

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