UK Home Office at 2 Marsham Street in London. Reactions are heating up surrounding the dramatic actions of the British government revealed in the last two days—specifically the Sunday detention of reporter Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda at Heathrow airport, and Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s revelation that GCHQ intelligence agents destroyed the newspaper’s hard drives in an attempt to block more reporting on National Security Agency (NSA) leaks.

The Guardian has rounded up many of the day’s events in a liveblog.

Here are some of the highlights: Guardian Diplomatic Editor Julian Borger has described exactly how the destruction of the hard drives took place. “A senior editor and a Guardian computer expert used angle grinders and other household tools to pulverize the hard drives and memory chips on which the encrypted files had been stored,” wrote Borger. “As they worked, they were watched intently by technicians from the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) who took notes and photographs, but who left empty-handed.” 4     

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