Skip to comments.Guardian journalists could face criminal charges over Edward Snowden leaks
Posted on 12/03/2013 7:59:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
Employees of The Guardian newspaper could face criminal charges over their role in publishing secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, Britains most senior counterterrorism officer has signaled.
Cressida Dick, an assistant commissioner at Scotland Yard, confirmed for the first time that detectives were examining whether staff at the newspaper had committed an offense.
She also told MPs that her officers are looking at potential breaches of a specific anti-terrorism law which makes it unlawful to communicate information about British intelligence agents. The offense carries up to 10 years imprisonment.
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Sounds like somebody is really worried.
These reporters need to have a quiet conversation with Scotland Yard. The second charges are filed there is a massive dump of Snowden data.
A regime that succeeded in bullying the swiss into abrogating 1,000 years of banking secrecy:
Would that regime bully the UK into THIS...?
A crappy car for a first name and the last name speaks for itself.
Well, the name Cressida preceded the Toyota car so named by a few millennia perhaps. Cressida is of course one of the lead characters in the Shakespeare play “Troilus and Cressida”.
oh, of course. you mean like the charges that the nyt’s faced when they leaked secrets.
The Snowden data is everywhere by now.
Stored in US for the legal protections.
Scattered everywhere for access reasons.
How could there be legal protection in the USA? :-/
I’m pretty certain that Snowden has a cache of data that has not been given by him to anyone.
Why would he place all he has in the hands of a few news outlets and thus leave himself defenseless?
His only protection is his threat to release that other data if anything happens to him.... it is his dead-mans-switch backup.
He can also threaten to start fabricating data out of thin air and his own fertile imagination. Just how in hell would the NSA be able to refute anything he would release so long as it were technically feasible and consistent with what everyone now knows the gov will stoop to... this IMO is his most powerful asset. He seems bright enough to have already thought of this. Among the data he is almost certainly holding back may be a lot of self generated and exceedingly scandalous stuff.
I can’t believe things have gone so far beyond constitutional bounds that I am rooting for a guy that stole data from the NSA!?
I long for the old days to return, way back when I was young and believed that my government acted to protect us all from harm and would never engage in blatantly unconstitutional acts.
Granted, there are few left. There are still libertarians
in the younger folks. Ex mil, anarchists. The seeds of liberty await seasoning. I hate everything aint gonna cut it. Ex mil understand duty, honor, country.
They are not at cross purposes.
Liberty is free men and women, free of gooberment.