US denies industrial espionage suspicion


WASHINGTON, D.C.: United States (US) spy agencies are not waging a vast industrial espionage campaign on behalf of American companies as alleged by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, senior officials said on Thursday (Friday in Manila). The US collects economic intelligence to try to assess the stability of governments and trace the financing of terror groups or dangerous weapons, according to intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


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