Britain: Snowden Took at Least 58,000 Documents

British authorities said Friday that NSA leaker Edward Snowden took at least 58,000 highly sensitive documents, at least three times as many as previously reported, NBC News reported. According to the British government, Dave Miranda, the partner of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, was carrying 58,000 electronic documents the British government says are related to their intelligence programs when he was stopped and searched at Heathrow airport on August 18. The British government also said that Miranda was holding a hand-written password that could access one of the files at the time of the search. "The fact that ... claimant was carrying on his person a handwritten piece of paper containing the password for one of the encrypted files," said Oliver Robbins, Britain's deputy national security advisor for intelligence, "is a sign of very poor information security practice."

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