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Dangerous reporting

2013-08-19 22:37:56.176526+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face

...The man from Whitehall looked mystified. "You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more."

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-19 23:00:29.300877+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

And this:

The man was unmoved. And so one of the more bizarre moments in the Guardian's long history occurred — with two GCHQ security experts overseeing the destruction of hard drives in the Guardian's basement just to make sure there was nothing in the mangled bits of metal which could possibly be of any interest to passing Chinese agents. "We can call off the black helicopters," joked one as we swept up the remains of a MacBook Pro.

Yeah. So some clueless idiot thought that the ritual of destroying hardware somehow... uh... these people think they've got any credibility left? WTF?

#Comment Re: made: 2013-08-20 22:43:50.978052+00 by: spc476

It's not about credibility, it's about power. “We know the data exists elsewhere, we don't care. All we care about is making sure you know we have the power to compel you.”