David Miranda – the partner of Glen Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who released documents about privacy from Edward Snowden – has begun legal action to stop anti-terrorist police from viewing and subsequently sharing his embarrassing holiday photos.
“They can look at all the documents on my laptop, and my browsing history on my i Pad, but there is no way they are looking at the holiday snaps on my camera,” Mr Miranda told us.
“Photos taken on holiday are not taken for public consumption, and I think I have the legal right to stop the world seeing me experimenting in a mankini.”
The detention and questioning of Mr Miranda was done with the knowledge of Downing Street and the White House. The anti-terrorism measure was taken to stop Mr Miranda boring tens, possibly hundreds of people to death with tales about his trip abroad.
However critics believe that the authorities were more interested in blackmailing his partner, Mr Greenwald
“The bottom line is that he has shown he is capable of embarrassing the government,” Home Secretary Theresa May said. “so the next time he publishes a Guardian front page about GCHQ spying on everyone, we will give the photos to the Daily Mail for their ‘sidebar of shame’.