HAMBURG, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden says the United States partnered with Germany and other nations to invade people's privacy.

In an interview to be published this week, Snowden said the NSA has close working ties with Germany's foreign intelligence agency and similar agencies of other countries, and that NSA staff are "in bed together with the Germans," the German magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday.