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Guardian editor reveals destruction of hard drives by GCHQ

After the detention for nine hours on Sunday of David Miranda, partner of Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, the paper’s editor Alan Rusbridger says today that “shadowy Whitehall figureas” oversaw the destruction of its computer hardware related to NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Rusbridger points out that the attempt at prior restraint was “a peculiarly pointless piece of symbolism” given that reporting on the files can continue from overseas. Scotland Yard has said Miranda’s detention was “legally a procedurally sound,” while the White…

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