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Spyware, viruses, & security forum: NEWS - August 20, 2013

by: Carol~ August 20, 2013 10:05 AM PDT

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NEWS - August 20, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 8/20/13 10:05 AM

UK agents detain Greenwald's partner, destroy The Guardian's hard drives

It has been an eventful weekend for The Guardian newspaper, its reporter Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda, as the British police held the latter and questioned him at Heathrow for nine hours, and two security experts of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) came to The Guardian's headquarters and supervised the destruction of several hard drives that supposedly contained documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

I must confess that this lede is one that I never expected to write, but this is, unfortunately, the new reality.

David Miranda was detained on Sunday morning at London's Heathrow airport, as he disembarked from a plane coming from Berlin and was heading to another one destined for Rio de Janeiro, the city that he and Glenn Greenwald call home.

While held in custody, he was extensively interrogated, has been denied access to a lawyer or an interpreter, and was unable and not allowed to call anyone because his cell phone was seized, along with his laptop, several USB sticks, video game consoles, DVDs and more.

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