Guardian and NYT partner to release Snowden leaks as UK government pressure increases

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/23/4651942/guardian-nyt-partner-to-release-snowden-gchq-leaks

    The dirt will come out, no stopping it now.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Thankfully, but I'm sure that there will still be lots of attempts by the US and British governments to intimidate the journalists who are reporting on it.

    I'm curious to see what is in these papers that the British are freaking out about so much. Is it just US pressure to try to stop them, or is there more stuff specifically about the UK? So far I don't recall hearing too much about illegal things that the UK is doing that got leaked.
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Greenwald has hinted that there is a lot more to come out. He must really have something that scared them ********.
     
  4. rovex macrumors 65816

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    1st amendment protection, that can pretty much go in the bin now.

    You would assume with a codified constituion your rights would be clear and easily guaranteed, not anymore.
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    Clever, that, isn't it?
     
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    Don't worry - the intelligence community and administration are trying to do everything possible to whittle away those pesky Constitutional rights and protections for journalists and their sources.

    That said, I'm glad to hear it. The Guardian can't fight the good fight all on their own. They need a big, wealthy, and powerful ally like the NYT to hopefully do a little deflecting and protecting.
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    The free press exists to hold government accountable.

    I hope they reveal all, because this NSA thing is a horrible overreach, and way past the slippery slope stage.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/nsa-prism-costs-tech-companies-paid

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/21/nsa-illegally-collected-thousands-emails-court

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/nsa-analysts-broke-rules-spy

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/22/lavabit-founder-us-surveillance-snowden

    It doesn't matter if you are a Dem. or GOP, you must demand that the White House be held accountable.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Agreed.
     
  9. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a hunch Mr. Snowden has documents that reveal the architecture of the 9/11 demolition and the government facade to make it look like terrorist attacks. If that got out, that would be the end of the U.S. Government as we know it.
     
  10. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    Doubt he deals in fan-fiction of that kind.....

    Rather more likely:
    He reveals that the US goverment is behind the 9/11-truthers in order to discredit conspiracy theorist :eek:

    Have a nice day!
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Of course. The first rule of global government conspiracies is to document them all on paper. :rolleyes:
     
  12. dec. Suspended

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    Great, knowing the conspiracy clowns(*), this means that the non-existence of any evidence really is evidence. :D

    (*) yes, I know, I'm a sheeple (singular?).
     
  13. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    And those that do talk end up in the Giants end zone.
     
  14. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Probably also has proof of the loch ness monster, bigfoot and aliens too as those are all just as likely. Or the more likely thing is he has evidence of things they were actually doing and not a bunch of made up junk about 9/11.
     

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