"It's not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight," he said. "They (GCHQ) are worse than the US."
The information is the latest leak from Mr Snowden, who has been responsible for a string of disclosures about US intelligence operations.
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
There will be gales across Scotland and northern England this morning, but these will gradually ease through the afternoon.