Edward Snowden was charged with espionage by the US in June 2013. Photo: EPA-EFE

How China’s surveillance state was a mirror to the US for whistle-blower Edward Snowden

  • Former American spy agency contractor says that as he looked into Chinese control of its citizens, he began to suspect that he was seeing a reflection of his own country
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Edward Snowden was charged with espionage by the US in June 2013. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Former US intelligence contractor and whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Photo: AFP

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

  • Snowden’s book tells how he came to reveal secret details about the US government’s collection of emails, phone calls and internet activity in the name of national security
  • The former NSA and CIA contractor now lives in Russia, to avoid prosecution in the US
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Former US intelligence contractor and whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Photo: AFP
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