U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories

Posted by Ridcully on Aug 20, 2013 9:29 AM EDT
The Washington Post; By Timothy B. Lee
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In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian’s offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The British government had been pressuring the Guardian to return or destroy the Snowden documents. Rusbridger says he tried to explain that destroying hard drives would be pointless.

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