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How to Destroy a Laptop with Top Secrets

Mustafa Al-Bassam and Richard Tynan

In the summer of 2013, Guardian employees destroyed computers storing top secret documents from Snowden, on instruction and supervision from GCHQ. With access to the destroyed pieces, we investigated what GCHQ's instructions were and what we can learn from it about securely eradicating data on a machine.