Former NSA contractor claims American agents stole millions of text messages sent by Chinese phone users, who rely heavily on SMS. Photo: AFP

EXCLUSIVE: US spies on Chinese mobile phone companies, steals SMS data: Edward Snowden

The US government is stealing millions of text messages in their hacking attacks on major Chinese mobile phone companies, Edward Snowden has told the Post

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Former NSA contractor claims American agents stole millions of text messages sent by Chinese phone users, who rely heavily on SMS. Photo: AFP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.