Snowden says US NSA engages in industrial espionage – TV

The U.S. National Security Agency is involved in industrial espionage and will grab any intelligence it can get its hands on regardless of its value to national security, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden told a German TV network.In text released ahead of a lengthy interview to be broadcast on Sunday, ARD TV quoted Snowden saying the NSA does not limit its espionage to issues of national security and he cited German engineering firm, Siemens (SIEGn.DE) as one target.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/security-snowden-germany-nsa-idINDEEA0P07620140126Also see:Edward Snowden tells German TV the NSA is involved in industrial espionage
In a lengthy interview broadcast on the public broadcaster ARD TV on Sunday, Snowden said the NSA did not limit its espionage to issues of national security and cited the German engineering firm Siemens as one target.”If there’s information at Siemens that’s beneficial to US national interests – even if it doesn’t have anything to do with national security – then they’ll take that information nevertheless,” Snowden said in the interview conducted in Russia, where Snowden has claimed asylum.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/26/edward-snowden-nsa-industrial-sabotageGerman TV: Snowden says NSA also spies on industry [AP]
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the U.S. agency is involved in industrial espionage.In the interview aired Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the U.S., but had nothing to do with national security needs, the National Security Agency would still use it.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20140126/nsa-surveillance-snowden/Snowden won’t return to U.S. without amnesty, says legal adviser
Edward Snowden would be willing to enter talks with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to negotiate his return to the United States but not without a guarantee of amnesty, his legal adviser said on Sunday.Jesselyn Radack said she was glad Holder indicated last week he would talk to lawyers for the former U.S. spy agency contractor to negotiate his return from Moscow, but that Snowden would need better protection.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/usa-security-snowden-amnesty-idINDEEA0P09520140126

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