THE PARTNER of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald was detained at Heathrow Airport in London for nine hours Sunday under the UK’s Terrorism Act. Encrypted files from whistleblower Edward Snowden, on a portable computer drive intended for Greenwald, were among items confiscated from David Miranda. Comes word this afternoon that the White House had advance knowledge of Miranda’s detention — although, a spokesman said, “it’s not something we requested.”
Meanwhile, we learn that Snowden began downloading NSA files a year earlier than previously reported, while he was an employee of computer maker Dell Inc. Also, the NSA awards North Carolina State a record grant to study data analysis; Verizon invited to participate in a $10 billion contract to provide cloud services to the government; and scientists call for papers on how to build a golem.
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