Take Two for June 13, 2013

Snowden tells China, Hong Kong of broad hacking efforts by the US

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Protesters shout slogans in support of former US spy Edward Snowden as march to the US consulate in Hong Kong on June 13, 2013. Snowden broke his silence on June 12, vowing to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong and accusing Washington's cyber-troops of prying into hundreds of thousands of targets globally including many in China.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is in Hong Kong, where he told the newspaper China Daily that the NSA has been hacking into Chinese computers since 2009. It's an interesting shift in the rhetoric, since it's the U.S. that's usually accusing China of hacking company and government networks.

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for Marketplace, joins the show with more on how China is responding to these allegations. 


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