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GCHQ forced The Guardian to destroy PCs containing Snowden files

The Guardian was forced to destroy computers containing files from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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Published Fri, Jan 31 2014 5:36 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Under the direction of the Prime Minister of Britain, the GCHQ oversaw the destruction of computers owned by The Guardian on which files from Edward Snowden were kept. The Guardian today released a video of the event that took place back on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Despite the fact that the files exist elsewhere in the world, the GCHQ forced several Guardian editors to take dremels and other power tools to their computers.

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To see the full video, you'll have to head over to The Guardian's website as they they don't allow their videos to be embedded. However, above and below, you can see some screen grabs from the video that detail the destruction done to the computers.

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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