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Continued: Lawyer: UK has launched criminal inquiry into NSA leaks, is 'partway through' seized material

  • Article by: DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press
  • Last update: August 22, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Greenwald had said earlier this week that Miranda's documents were "protected by very advanced and heavy forms of encryption" — software that scrambles data so it's unreadable by anyone without a digital key.

Laidlaw, the government attorney, didn't explicitly contradict that, but his comment Thursday that police were already "partway through" the material suggested that British authorities had managed to read the files regardless.

The Guardian declined to comment on the encryption issue.

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