Aug 302013
 August 30, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

What is the sound of a lead balloon?

Mark Hosenball reports:

The British government has asked the New York Times to destroy copies of documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden related to the operations of the U.S. spy agency and its British partner, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), people familiar with the matter said.

The British request, made to Times executive editor Jill Abramson by a senior official at the British Embassy in Washington D.C., was greeted by Abramson with silence, according to the sources.

Read more on Reuters. I didn’t realize that ProPublica is also in possession of some of the files.

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