by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) June 17, 2013
China army newspaper hits out at US’s PRISM programme
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2013 – China’s official army newspaper Sunday branded the United States Internet surveillance programme exposed by former spy Edward Snowden as “frightening”University researcher Li Haidong as saying.
The comments are among the strongest to be put forward by domestic media against extraditing Snowden, a former National Security Agency subcontractor who is hiding in Hong Kong.
The US has launched a criminal investigation into Snowden after he exposed a massive Internet surveillance operation — including claims of hacking directed at China — amid tensions between Washington and Beijing over online espionage.