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Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras return to U.S. for first time after breaking Snowden story

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, the U.S. journalists who reported on spy agency analyst Edward Snowden’s leaks exposing mass government surveillance, returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since revealing the programs in 2013. Greenwald and Poitras flew into…

British court quashes legal challenge by Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda

Britain’s High Court has quashed a legal challenge against the detention under anti-terrorism laws of the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who brought leaks from former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden to world attention. David Miranda had appealed against his detention and nine-hour questioning under anti-terrorism legislation last…

British claim Greenwald’s partner detained for acts of ‘espionage’ and ‘terrorism’

The detention of the partner of a former Guardian journalist has triggered fresh concerns after it emerged that a key reason cited by police for holding him under terrorism powers was the belief that he was promoting a “political or ideological cause”. The revelation has alarmed leading human rights groups…

New York Times ignored UK request to destroy Edward Snowden documents

UK Asked New York Times To Destroy Edward Snowden Documents; NY Times Ignored Request (via Techdirt) There’s been some back and forth concerning the David Miranda legal fight today and it’s getting fairly ridiculous. The UK government is making some extraordinary claims about Miranda and the encrypted information he was…

Author of UK’s Terrorism Act says it was never meant for situations like David Miranda

In the US, we’ve had one of the key authors of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner, speak out strongly, saying that the NSA interpretation of the law appears to be completely different than what was meant when the bill was written. It looks like something…  …

British court rules police can partially examine documents seized from Greenwald’s partner

Britain’s High Court ruled Thursday that material seized from the Brazilian partner of a journalist working to publish secrets from US leaker Edward Snowden can only be partially examined by police. Police in Britain launched a criminal investigation over the data, claiming the files it has seen are “highly sensitive”…

‘Guardian’ editor: Destroying hard drives allowed us to continue NSA coverage

Guardian editor-in-chief says he agreed to ‘slightly pointless’ task because newspaper has digital copies outside Britain. Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian editor-in-chief, has said that the destruction of computer hard drives containing information provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden allowed the paper to continue reporting on the revelations instead of surrendering…

British government claims Greenwald’s partner David Miranda had ‘highly sensitive stolen information that would help terrorism’

Home Office claims nine-hour detention of Guardian journalist’s partner was justified to protect public from threat of terrorism The government has embarked on an aggressive offensive to justify the detention of David Miranda by suggesting that the partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald possessed “highly sensitive stolen information that…

David Miranda: I was treated like a threat to the United Kingdom

David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, has accused Britain of a “total abuse of power” for interrogating him for almost nine hours at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act. In his first interview since returning to his…

U.S. officials: We didn’t ask the UK to detain Greenwald’s partner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials did not ask the British government to question the partner of the journalist who first reported secrets leaked by fugitive U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden, the White House said on Monday. British authorities did, however, give their U.S. counterparts a “heads up” before detaining…

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