Chinese media accuse US of abusing power in NSA spying scandal

[UPI News] – BEIJING, June 13 (UPI) — Members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said Thursday they don’t believe intelligence leaker Edward Snowden had the kind of access he said he did.Snowden this week said he was the one who leaked information about the National Security Agency‘s PRISM intelligence gathering program, which collected information on millions of cellphone calls.Reps. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., said Snowden “overinflated” his access and the actual technology of the programs.”It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do,” Rogers said after he and Ruppersberger met with NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander.The Hill reported authorities are trying to determine whether Snowden had any relationships with foreign governments.Chinese media outlets expressed outrage over revelations about the U.S. electronic surveillance program, accusing the U.S. of abusing its power.The criticisms have emerged as the Chinese government remained silent on the controversy, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday…..

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