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Intelligence chiefs think Snowden spied for Russia while working in US

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly made al-Qaeda and other terror groups harder to track due to his data disclosures of widespread spying.

Published Sun, May 18 2014 10:16 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made U.S. and British enemies stronger and likely provided Russia with intelligence, according to government politicians still angry at the whistleblower. Snowden reportedly has made it significantly more difficult for intelligence agencies to try and conduct surveillance against al-Qaeda and other terror groups, which have changed their tactics.

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"Obviously, they wouldn't have given him asylum if they had not obtained certain information," said Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the top ranking Republican member of the Senate intelligence company. "He has access to some information that's undoubtedly been given to the Russians and some of it is definitely something that is likely to cost the lives of Americans and the lives of some of our allies."

Meanwhile, German authorities are considering trying to arrange a video interview - or sending a delegation to Moscow - to speak with Snowden regarding U.S. spying activities against Germany. U.S. lawmakers previously showed concern that Snowden is likely under "Russian influence," as he remains somewhere in Russia, living there with temporary asylum.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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