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August 25 2013

The Real, Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detained David Miranda - Bruce Schneier - The…

The Real, Terrifying Reason Why British Authorities Detained David Miranda - Bruce Schneier - The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/08/the-real-terrifying-reason-why-british-authorities-detained-david-miranda/278952

This leaves one last possible explanation — those in power were angry and impulsively acted on that anger. They’re lashing out: sending a message and demonstrating that they’re not to be messed with — that the normal rules of polite conduct don’t apply to people who screw with them. That’s probably the scariest explanation of all. Both the U.S. and U.K. intelligence apparatuses have enormous money and power, and they have already demonstrated that they are willing to ignore their own laws. Once they start wielding that power unthinkingly, it could get really bad for everyone.

#prism #snowden #miranda #poitras #greenwald #groklaw #gchq

August 18 2013

Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours | World news | The Guardian

Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours | World news | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/18/glenn-greenwald-guardian-partner-detained-heathrow

Cet événement a l’air d’être passé inaperçu dans la presse française, où j’ai mal regardé en ce dimanche pluvieux ?

Ah non, quand même, bien que ce soit discret

http://www.lemonde.fr/technologies/article/2013/08/18/nsa-le-compagnon-de-glenn-greenwald-interroge-a-heathrow_3463038_651865.html

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/8/18/1376849780476/Glenn-Greenwald-and-his-p-010.jpg

The 28-year-old was held for nine hours, the maximum the law allows before officers must release or formally arrest the individual. According to official figures, most examinations under schedule 7 – over 97% – last under an hour, and only one in 2,000 people detained are kept for more than six hours.

#snowden #prism #greenwald
Miranda was released, but officials confiscated electronics equipment including his mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles.

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