Edward Snowden Alleges Economic Spying

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says US government spies on corporations, too.
3:00 | 01/26/14

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Reena, thank you. More fallout tonight after that new interview with Edward Snowden, we first reported on last night here. This time, he's not talking about American spying on other countries, instead, spying on other corporations. Economic spying. And now we learn Snowden believes his life is in danger. Here's ABC's Jeffrey Kofman. Reporter: They are after me, the American whistleblower told German TV in an interview broadcast tonight. Government officials want to kill me, says Edward Snowden, adding, they said they would love to put a bullet in my head. Or poison me when I come out of the supermarket and then watch as I die in the shower. It's been six months since he left his job with the cia and exposed the extent of U.S. Cyber spying. Snowden has still more bombshells, accusing the U.S. Of spying for commercial gain. Does the NSA spy on Siemens, or Mercedes, other successful German companies, for example, to have the advantage of knowing what is going on in a scientific and economic world? I don't want to preempt the editorial decisions of journalists -- Okay. But what I will say is that there's no question that the U.S. Is engaged in economic spying. If there's information at Siemens they think is beneficial to the national interests, not the national security, of the United States, they'll go after that information. And they'll take it. Reporter: Snowden says he cannot see himself ever returning to the U.S., because he doesn't believe he'd get a fair trial. Jeffrey Kofman, ABC news, London.

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