Guardian Installed SecureDrop Outside The UK, Due To Legal Threats

from the incredible dept

As part of the whole Reset the Net effort yesterday, the Guardian announced that it is now using SecureDrop to allow whistleblowers and sources to send them information in a protected manner. As you may recall, SecureDrop (nee DeadDrop) was Aaron Swartz's last project (built with Kevin Poulsen), which the good folks at the Freedom of the Press Foundation took over last fall. It's great to see The Guardian adopt SecureDrop, but what caught my eye was this tidbit:
The Guardian’s SecureDrop system is installed outside of the UK. Last year, the UK government was criticized by international press freedom organisations for applying pressure to the Guardian over its publication of the NSA documents leaked by Snowden, leading to the news organization relocating its reporting on the files to the USA, and destroying all copies of the documents stored in its UK headquarters.
In other words, the Guardian, a UK newspaper, is admitting that it simply doesn't feel safe locating its SecureDrop implementation inside the UK. For people who believe in press freedom in the UK, this is a pretty scary statement -- just the latest in the past few years that have really called into question the UK's support for a free and open press.

Filed Under: freedom of the press, securedrop, uk, whistleblowers
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    neil scott, 6 Jun 2014 @ 3:53am

    teesside. clevelandpolice did falsfy forensics

    My MP andymcdonald Won't request a full investigation neither will iPCC.
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    Attn: Andrew McDonald MP

    Thursday 5 June 2014

    Neil A Scott
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    Dear Andrew McDonald,

    I would like you and other local MP's for Middlesborough Teesside. Cleveland to help me get this Conviction Removed,Compensated for 23 Wrongfull arrests,Persecution by Cleveland police officers and compensating for All Persecution aspects of my cases in particular the Burglary Conviction my only Conviction in 47 years,for Which is Unsafe evidence,witnesses,forensics evidence and Statements were staged in order to carry on the persecution by those involved,the judges involvements, Who receieved my innocence letters,statements,witness testimonies,the defence who also knew my innocence provailed above all evidence Used and abused against me,the Fact that the arresting officer DC 1309 alastair Crawford lied in court,witnesses lied on his behalf,judges who knew my innocence,and Still Convicted me,based on BLOOD evidence without my blood type,taken from me after 48 hours upon my arrest,4 miles away from this burglary,the facts NO CCTV footage is Available at any of the Clevelandpolice stations to dispute it or confirm it should be as unlawfull as to forensics being altered falsified to gain a statistic,should be seen as All un-Lawfull intent to suppress evidence or severe County court Purjury as this case shows
    I've wrote to you previously without a reply via Email and here and twitter @andymcDonaldmp. And still you gave me no reply.this will be published today as evidence that I've contacted my Mp YOU with the hope you request for an imediate investigation,on the basis of principle and honourable intent.thankyou very much for your valuable Time
    Yours sincerely,
    Neil A Scott. Neil A Scott. Convicted on Falsified forensics Evidence based on blood type that went missing in transit,was Handled by the Arresting. @ClevelandPolice Detective DC 1309. Alastair Crawford. Who NOT Qualified as a Forensics officer at all. Neil Scott has No Blood Type Either according to Police Prosecution Witnesses who stated Crawford Lied at. #Teesside Crown Courts like the G4S officers did on behalf of the Corrupt. detective and NONE of the Middlesbrough uk Councillors,PCC barry coppinger,Mayor Ray Mallon or clevelandpolice or outside forces will Act on it and Arrest the detective for this Crime in LAWlessness. #PND @Pandas_uk @EveningGazette @TeesTweets @BBCTees @TeessideRT @stocktoncouncil @ITVtynetees. at-burglary-conviction/

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