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Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and is now a founding editor of The Intercept. He has won numerous awards for his NSA reporting including the 2013 Polk Award, the Esso Award for Excellence in mostrar mais Reporting, and the 2013 Pioneer Award. He also received the first annual I. F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and a 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Chelsea Manning. In 2013, he led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service. He has written several books including How Would a Patriot Act: Defending American Values from a President Run Amok, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, and No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U. S. Surveillance State. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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I wanted more! Some eye popping numbers on the amount of data being captured. And we the taxpayers pay for it. Additionally, there is a really great chapter (The Harm of Surveillance) that addresses the mindset of "what do I care if they read my stuff, I'm not doing anything illegal." A worthwhile read for sure.
btbell_lt | 38 outras críticas | Aug 1, 2022 |
Fascinating. Hard to believe. What is truth and can we ever know it? What happens when the Fourth Estate fails in its duty to the public good. For that matter, what happens when elected politicians similarly fail. Scary.
PattyLee | 38 outras críticas | Dec 14, 2021 |
This is a really good read, much like your emails and personal messages and those of your friends and elected officials which can be accessed by people working for the US government at any time without them even having to ask permission of anyone.

People keep saying to me "why should we care about what happens in the US?" Well there are plenty of US laws to protect US citizens somewhat, not us!
RebeccaBooks | 38 outras críticas | Sep 16, 2021 |
A Journalist's Tale
Review of the Metropolitan Books hardcover edition (2014)
A pardon of Snowden & Assange seems improbable to many because -- even as Trump rails against the Deep State & feels victimized by exactly those exposed by these two -- he allows those who serve the Deep State (Pompeo, Grenell, John Kelly) to control him & he fears defying them. If Trump - after praising Assange's publications in 2016 & saying he was strongly considering pardoning Snowden for having exposed the spying abuses used against him - slinks out of the WH & allows Brennan, Clapper & Susan Rice to get their way, it will be a world-record cucking. - as tweeted by Glenn Greenwald, December 20, 2020

I read No Place to Hide as part of my reading survey of various books in relation to the 2020 American Election and the post-Election situation. Although it is not a direct tie-in, there was increased lobbying for Trump to pardon Snowden and Assange in his final days. This did not happen, as Greenwald predicted above. As a Canadian I’ve generally ignored American politics and elections in past years, but the drama of the situation in 2020/21 has heightened my interest.

No Place to Hide is a record of journalist Greenwald's experience in the lead-up, revelations, and aftermath of the Edward Snowden's disclosures of the extent of the NSA's/CIA's spying on American citizens and of the entire world. It starts with the dark comic story of how Snowden attempted to contact Greenwald several times prior to their actual meeting, when the journalist, casually almost missing the biggest story of his career, was too lazy to bother to install encryption on his computers in order to continue the discussion.

It then continues with the actual Snowden meetings in Hong Kong with filmmaker Laura Poitras & fellow journalist Ewen MacAskill. This also involves the tense standoffs with The Guardian newspaper as to whether they would actually follow through with printing Snowden's revelations. The middle section of the book is an extensive display of actual NSA/GCHQ etc. documents and powerpoint slides where the various agencies pat themselves on the back for the extent of their surveillance capabilities and the extent to which they can subvert all domestic and international legal privacy boundaries. This part does drag somewhat, but I can see its importance in displaying the extent of Snowden's document collection. It slowed my reading though until I decided to give up on using a magnifying glass to actually try to read all of the information on the slides and carried on with the text summaries only.

The book concludes with Greenwald's editorial on the importance of privacy and of an actual adversarial Fourth Estate of journalism in this current world climate which has quietly gone much beyond the dystopic predictions of Orwell's 1984 with the world population freely giving up much of their own privacy through the infections and attractions of BigTech and social media.

Trivia and Links
Glenn Greenwald's articles for The Guardian that disclosed Edward Snowden's whistleblowing are still available at that newspaper's website here. Look for the June 2013 articles.

Laura Poitras' film documentary of the Hong Kong meetings with Edward Snowden is called CitizenFour (2014). It won the Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Academy Awards aka The Oscars in February 2015.

Oliver Stone's fictionalized movie adaptation of the life of Edward Snowden, which includes scenes of the Hong Kong meetings, is called Snowden (2016).
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alanteder | 38 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2021 |



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