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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:29 PM

UK Asked N.Y. Times to Destroy Snowden Material

Source: Reuters

UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material

WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:54pm EDT

By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The British government has asked the New York Times to destroy copies of documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden related to the operations of the U.S. spy agency and its British partner, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), people familiar with the matter said.

The British request, made to Times executive editor Jill Abramson by a senior official at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., was greeted by Abramson with silence, according to the sources. British officials indicated they intended to follow up on their request later with the Times, but never did, one of the sources said.

On Friday, in a public statement, Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, said his newspaper, which had faced threats of possible legal action from British authorities, on July 20 had destroyed copies of leaked documents which it had received from Snowden.

Rusbridger said that two days later, on July 22, the Guardian informed British authorities that materials related to GCHQ had made their way to the New York Times and the independent investigative journalism group ProPublica.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE97T0RC20130830

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Reply UK Asked N.Y. Times to Destroy Snowden Material (Original post)
Hissyspit Aug 2013 OP
nashville_brook Aug 2013 #1
Demeter Aug 2013 #2
Hydra Aug 2013 #3
Demeter Aug 2013 #4
Hydra Aug 2013 #5
Demeter Aug 2013 #6
on point Aug 2013 #9
David Krout Aug 2013 #7
davidpdx Aug 2013 #8
grasswire Sep 2013 #13
davidpdx Sep 2013 #14
Unknown Beatle Aug 2013 #10
blkmusclmachine Aug 2013 #11
marions ghost Aug 2013 #12

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:41 PM

1. whoa -- glad ProPublica has the docs!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:59 PM

2. That took a lot of nerve

 

and I'm on my last one with these idiots.

What part of crimes against the State, since the People ARE the State (NSA dragnet notwithstanding)

do these 1% elitists not understand?

No, we aren't going to forgive, we aren't going to forget, and we aren't going to drop it.

Get the State out of our private lives. Free Mannning, Snowden, Assange, and all those whistleblowers who followed the protocols and got screwed anyway.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. ...

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Response to Hydra (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:36 PM

4. That says it all, doesn't it?

 

I've got the Friday depression...

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:50 PM

5. Have some ice cream :)



The people running things are not our friends. Once people wrap their minds around that idea, I think we'll get somewhere.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:48 PM

6. i went to the pool. First time today I've felt normal temperature.

 

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Response to Demeter (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:09 PM

9. 1000+

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:29 PM

7. Kick nt

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:51 PM

8. Apparently Miranda was carrying documents

In her witness statement submitted to the British court on Friday, Detective Superintendent Caroline Goode, who said she was in charge of Scotland Yard's Snowden-related investigation, said that among materials officials had seized from Miranda while detaining him was an "external hard drive" containing data encrypted by a system called "True Crypt," which Goode said "renders the material extremely difficult to access."

Goode said the hard drive contained around 60 gigabytes of data, "of which only 20 have been accessed to date." She said that she had been advised that the hard drive contains "approximately 58,000 UK documents which are highly classified in nature, to the highest level."

Goode said the process to decode the material was complex and that "so far only 75 documents have been reconstructed since the property was initially received."

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 01:05 AM

13. why bother to reconstruct the documents?

They are copied. UK still has the originals. Just assume that Snowden got everything, and go from that assumption.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #13)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 04:43 AM

14. Because they don't know exactly what he got and they've said that already

I doubt he got "everything". That would entail more data that one person could carry without a forklift.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:42 PM

10. The U.S. and the U.K.

are trying very hard to hide their crimes.

Spying on your own citizens is not classified material that will help the terrorists if they are released to the public. As a matter of fact, it will shed light on the crimes our government is committing.

Criminals hate it when they are discovered, it shows what they truly are, cockroaches scurrying for cover when the light switch is clicked to on. Except that no one is willing to step on them and squash them, *cough DOJ cough*.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 01:09 PM

11. One World

 

Government

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 04:12 PM

12. K&R

---thank you Jill Abramson

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