UK: Government threatens legal action against the The Guardian

Guardian editors on Tuesday revealed why and how the newspaper destroyed computer hard drives containing copies of some of the secret files leaked by Edward Snowden.

The decision was taken after a threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the extent of American and British government surveillance revealed by the documents.

NOTE: No, they’re not my favorite news site either, but this a very disturbing precedent for press freedom.