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The Edward Snowden scandal viewed from planet Guardian

A review of The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding. Did GCHQ break in and insert the clichés?


Last summer a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor called Edward Snowden leaked a vast trove of secret information on the mass data-gathering of his erstwhile employer and Britain’s GCHQ. He was widely lauded on the political left and libertarian right as a principled whistle-blower. Elsewhere he was derided as a naïve enabler of America’s enemies or as a traitor.

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