Laptop computer destroyed over Snowden leaks is now an artwork exhibit

Laptop destroyed over Snowden leaks is now an art exhibit

Keep in mind how, after the preliminary Snowden revelations, the Guardian newspaper was pressured to destroy all of its computer systems that held the whistleblower’s leaked paperwork? It was a wierd second; a small group of editors, beneath the watchful eye of two GCHQ officers, laying waste to arduous drives and different inner elements with industrial angle grinders and drills. Now, a few of the stays — a busted MacBook Air and a Western Digital exhausting drive, to be exact — are on show on the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London. It varieties a part of a brand new exhibition referred to as “All of This Belongs to You,” which runs from now till July nineteenth. The hardware itself is not notably previous or uncommon, however its position in cybersecurity journalism and the Snowden leaks ought to make it a provocative exhibit nonetheless.

[Image Credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London]

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