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U.S. intelligence officials on the trail of rogue contractor Edward Snowden are now treating the National Security Agency leak case as a possible foreign espionage matter, raising fears that the 29-year-old computer whiz may be attempting to defect to China with a trove of America's most sensitive secrets, according to three U.S. officials.

"I think there is a real concern about that," a senior official familiar with the case told ABC News on Thursday. Another law enforcement official said it was a "very legitimate" worry.

In an interview Wednesday with Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, Snowden said his country "had been hacking into computers in Hong Kong and [in China] for years."

Those remarks alarmed intelligence officials, who considered those statements as much of a betrayal as his alleged leaking of highly classified files on the NSA's vast surveillance program to two newspapers last week, the senior official said.

Investigators are scrambling to piece together what may have been swiped by Snowden, who said he was in contact with two reporters to whom he eventually leaked Top Secret files before he took a $122,000 a year job as an NSA contractor with technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii last March.


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Jeremy Bash, former CIA and Pentagon Chief of Staff, told ABC News today that the possibility of Snowden defecting to China, or even cooperating with Chinese officials, is a top concern for U.S. officials.

"He could do tremendous damage," Bash said during an interview for the ABC News/Yahoo Power Players series. "I think if a foreign government learned everything that was in Edward Snowden's brain, they would have a good window into the way we collect signals intelligence… He had access to highly classified information."


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Mavanee Anderson, who wrote an op-ed for a Tennessee newspaper on Wednesday about serving with Snowden when he was a U.S. attaché in Geneva from 2007 to 2009 -- a time when Snowden said he was really working undercover in computer systems security for the CIA -- said Snowden was insecure about his academic washouts.

"He talked a great deal about the fact that he didn't complete high school when he and I were in close contact," Anderson wrote. "But he is an IT [information technology] whiz — I've always taken it for granted that he's an IT genius, really — who came by most of his skill and knowledge on his own."

David Charney, a psychiatrist who works regularly with CIA agents and who has personally evaluated some of the nation's most notorious spies, said in an interview that Snowden appears to fit a familiar archetype – that of a man who is perpetually trying to prove that he is smarter than his resume may indicate.

"He comes across to me as being fiercely bright and articulate, there's a mismatch between how his life went before and what he is actually," Charney said. "And that discrepancy is the thing that makes some people say, 'I'm going to prove to the world, I'm going to show everybody that I'm smarter than they think I am.'"


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GumboPot
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Edward Snowden May Defect to China


If he wants to live, he better defect. At least he'll get great massages the rest of his life.






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Forget bombs over Baghdad, drones over China





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BlackHelicopterPilot
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I'm a bit tired of the "fear mongering" going on:


OMG....you people know what we were doing. Terrorists will have free reign, now. We are in great danger because of this knowledge!




OMG...IF he defects, he can cripple us! We are in great danger.


Fear Fear FEAR!!!


Sorry. Not quaking in my boots.


1) Stop keeping so many secrets. This program needn't have been secret


2) If you are scared of his defection...give him immunity from prosecution for what has been done and he'll return.









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Wow. The government pulling out the fear card?

I'm stunned.

Hey, don't look at what we are doing, the guy might leak some stuff to the chinese.

Hey, don't worry about what we are doing, the guy who said we are doing bad things had model pics of himself made.

Hey, he is a really bad guy. We have to watch out for him.

Don't be afraid of us, be afraid of snowden. He is the real criminal.






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Damn bhp, the only reason you beat me was I got distracted by a phone call...





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Decatur
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I'm a bit tired of the "fear mongering" going on:


This is quite serious for a lot of people

If you don't share that sentiment then fine






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Didn't the head of NSA testify that he really didn't have anywhere near the access that he has alleged?

What is the deal, is he dangerous or is he not dangerous?

Moreover, why does it need to be a secret that the US is basically sucking up all digital information? Seems like that was pretty well common knowledge anyway?






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This is quite serious for a lot of people



okay



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If you don't share that sentiment then fine


okay






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I guess since Decatur's thread about Snowden's model pics didn't take off, he decided to try a new tactic.

Let the fear mongering begin!!!!

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2) If you are scared of his defection...give him immunity from prosecution for what has been done and he'll return.


Also, great point. Call the government out on their lies. I mean, come on, if they're really truly scared of the info he has, then bring him home and set him up for life.






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One of the targets in the SAR, according to Snowden, was Chinese University and public officials, businesses and students in the city. The documents also point to hacking activity by the NSA against mainland targets.

Snowden believed there had been more than 61,000 NSA hacking operations globally, with hundreds of targets in Hong Kong and on the mainland.

“We hack network backbones – like huge internet routers, basically – that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack every single one,” he said


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Asked if he had been offered asylum by the Russian government, he said: “My only comment is that I am glad there are governments that refuse to be intimidated by great power”.



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He's a plant. Sent to misdirect foreign nations and will cause them to embed a catastrophic bug in their systems, thinking they are protecting them.




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"He comes across to me as being fiercely bright and articulate, there's a mismatch between how his life went before and what he is actually," Charney said. "And that discrepancy is the thing that makes some people say, 'I'm going to prove to the world, I'm going to show everybody that I'm smarter than they think I am.'"


Anyone seen Under Siege 2?







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Anyone seen Under Siege 2?



Why would anyone






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Why would anyone



Maybe someone was up late watching biracial midget porn and this came on after the feature... Maybe that person was not me.

Who knows, why so many questions?






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This is quite serious for a lot of people

If you don't share that sentiment then fine




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Why would anyone


You're kidding, right? I thought for sure I was gonna get to see some really great tits.



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If I had just read that about myself, I would begin preparing for imminent assassination.





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Maybe someone was up late watching biracial midget porn and this came on after the feature... Maybe that person was not me.













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BlackHelicopterPilot
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I thought for sure I was gonna get to see some really great tits.


I think Segal got those tits a little later in his career.






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I thought for sure I was gonna get to see some really great tits.


yea, you can't have a nice cake scene like that in the first movie and then fail to deliver in the second movie.






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