NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files

A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian’s offices in London


“You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.”


Julian Borger The Guardian 20 August 2013

Guardian editors on […]

Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at London airport, items confiscated

Mandy Nagy Legal Insurrection 8/18/2013

The partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was detained and questioned for nine hours on Sunday at Heathrow airport in London as he was returning home to Rio de Janeiro. Authorities ultimately released him, but not before confiscating several pieces of his electronics equipment…

…In a statement that Greenwald posted […]

Police tell ‘high risk’ Surrey villages how to spot threat of terrorists firing rockets at planes at Heathrow

Daily Mail [UK] 2 July 2011

Usually talks in village halls by police cover such mundane crimes as burglaries, theft of bicycles or minor speeding offences.

But officers have shocked residents in Surrey by giving briefings on terrorists armed with rocket launchers targeting planes taking off and landing at Heathrow.

The villages in Effingham, Ockham […]