Putin tells Snowden Russia doesn't spy like NSA
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow does not carry out mass surveillance programmes like the US' National Security Agency.
The comment were made by Putin during a live, state-run television broadcast in which WikiLeaks whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is seeking asylum in Russia, asked the president if Russia intercept, store or analyze the communications of Russians.
The Russian leader answered that the country's law strictly regulates their intelligence efforts, and their special forces can use special equipments and intercept and analyze information but they have to get court's permission to do so.
Putin added that Russia do not have as much money and technical devices as they do in the States.
(Posted on 18-04-2014)