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The Guardian agrees to not disclose leaked information undermining national security

August 23, 2013, 14:38 UTC+3
Specifics of agrement with the government remains confidential
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London, August 23. (Itar-Tass) – British newspaper The Guardian had to comply with demands of the British authorities to not publish any more leaks provided by former contractor Edward Snowden, which may undermine the country’s national security, reported London newspaper The Independent.

“As well as destroying a computer containing one copy of the Snowden files, the paper’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, agreed to restrict the newspaper’s reporting of the documents,” the daily notes. According to information available to the newspaper, “the Government also demanded that the paper not publish details of how UK telecoms firms, including BT and Vodafone, were secretly collaborating with GCHQ [Government Communications Headquarters] to intercept the vast majority of all internet traffic entering the country. “

 The Guardian could not provide a comment on this article. Sources from the British government confirmed that as per reached agreements, their specifics are confidential.

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