Look do the governments want to make Edward Snowden a world wide hero? no?..... well then stop doing stuff like this.
This is so not the way to hide the story, and as to having the British newspaper destroy hard drives with the data on ......... er?
And the newspaper tells them they have copies in the USA where it is legal to have the data.
Look when you make Russia to look like a nice free country then as a western politician you are really crap at your job.