Cameron warns newspapers over Snowden leaks

Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated the government may take action to prevent newspapers from publishing leaks from the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned newspapers to act responsibly over the Edward Snowden leaks. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"If they [newspapers] don't demonstrate some social responsibility it will be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act," he said.

Mr Cameron said the Guardian newspaper had "gone on" to print damaging material after initially agreeing to destroy sensitive data related to the Snowden leaks.