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Editor of The Guardian: Only 1 Percent of Snowden Files Published

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Only 1 percent of the files leaked by Edward Snowden have been published by the London-based newspaper The Guardian, according to the paper's editor.

Speaking before Members of Parliament on the Home Affairs Select Committee, Alan Rusbridger also said that accusations that reporting on the information leaked by Snowden had endangered national security were "very vague and not rooted in specific stories."

From the BBC:

Only 1% of files leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden have been published by the Guardian newspaper, its editor has told MPs.

But Alan Rusbridger told the Home Affairs Select Committee that the Guardian was not a "rogue newspaper".

He insisted the paper's journalists were "patriots" and patriotic about democracy and a free press.

He said senior officials in Whitehall and the US administration had told the paper "no damage" had been caused.

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