- The U.S. government has stolen millions of text messages from Chinese telecommunications companies, Edward Snowden said in an interview
- The former CIA operative and NSA contractor said he has evidence of the hacking
- Snowden has been charged with espionage by the U.S. government
The U.S. is stealing Chinese cell phone data, according to whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
The 29-year-old former National Security Agency contractor claims he has the evidence to prove that the U.S. government has hacked Chinese phone companies and stolen millions of text messages and other information.
Snowden made the claims from Hong Kong where he’s in hiding after the U.S. issued an arrest warrant for him, and said the U.S. had snooped on targets in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, including the prestigious Tsinghua University.