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Watch British officials destroy Snowden hard drives with power tools

01
Feb
2014

Although both Edward Snowden and his complete stash of documents remain hidden away from the British government, that didnt stop officials from trying to take action: they went after computers at The Guardian containing information leaked by the whistleblower with power tools. Newly-released video from the paper shows exactly how editors and GCHQ technicians destroyed countless computers and hard drives, despite knowing the information had already been disseminated around the world. The Guardian appropriately describes the destruction as hot, sweaty work — for three hours, officials protected by masks used angle grinders, drills with revolving bits, and other tools to take apart the hard drives.

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