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    Guardian chief says UK authorities had newspaper disks destroyed

    Guardian chief says UK authorities had newspaper disks destroyed | Fox News


    LONDON – The Guardian newspaper's editor says British authorities destroyed an unspecified number of its hard drives in an apparent attempt to keep secrets leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden from Chinese spies.

    Alan Rusbridger made the claim in an opinion piece published Monday on the Guardian's website, saying that a pair of staffers from British eavesdropping agency GCHQ monitored the process in what he called "one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history."

    He said the hard drives were torn apart in the basement of the Guardian's north London office with "two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction ... just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents."

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    Re: Guardian chief says UK authorities had newspaper disks destroyed

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    Guardian chief says UK authorities had newspaper disks destroyed | Fox News


    LONDON – The Guardian newspaper's editor says British authorities destroyed an unspecified number of its hard drives in an apparent attempt to keep secrets leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden from Chinese spies.

    Alan Rusbridger made the claim in an opinion piece published Monday on the Guardian's website, saying that a pair of staffers from British eavesdropping agency GCHQ monitored the process in what he called "one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history."

    He said the hard drives were torn apart in the basement of the Guardian's north London office with "two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction ... just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents."
    Yes, I'm totally convinced that those hard drives were the only repositories of that that data to exist. I do hope the GCHQ bods confiscated the carrier pigeons, the invisible ink and all the microdots too.
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    Re: Guardian chief says UK authorities had newspaper disks destroyed

    Way to go UK, that should do it. You have saved us all from the evil snowden. He is now defeated, and I am sure will surrender immediately. I am quite sure this will end that whole leak thing.

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    Re: Guardian chief says UK authorities had newspaper disks destroyed

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Way to go UK, that should do it. You have saved us all from the evil snowden. He is now defeated, and I am sure will surrender immediately. I am quite sure this will end that whole leak thing.
    I'd call it 'a day late and a dollar short'. Sounds like *further intimidation.

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