No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
No Place to Hide is a groundbreaking look at the NSA surveillance scandal, from the reporter who broke the story
Investigative reporter for The Guardian and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald, provides an in-depth look into the NSA scandal that has triggered a national debate over national security and information privacy. With further revelations from documents entrusted...more
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The second part deals with the revelations, if you have read the Greenwald's Guardian articles there's not much ...more
I especially appreciated his argument against the idea "only bad people need fear the NSA," because one, "bad" people have civil rights, too, and two, "bad" is defined as anyone who disagrees with the powers that be. Everyone's rights must be protected or no one is free.
It's fair to say I'm concerned about the invasive surveillance tactics of the National Security Agency. Snowden, who was a systems administrator, became a whistleblower on the NSA back in 2013, downloading classified documents and releasing them to journalists. Snowden fled the country, going first to Hong K ...more
It was utterly thrilling to read Greenwald's first hand account of being contacted by one Edward Snowden, and then meeting him in Hon ...more
“Only when we believe that nobody else is watching us do we feel free—safe—to truly experiment, to rest boundaries, to explore new ways of thinking and being, to explore what it means to...more
But I am still shocked nonetheless at the number of people who support this kid's behaviour.
I think civil liberties are enormously important, but I believe Snowden is, in the words of "The New Yorker", a grandiose narcissist who deserves to be in p ...more
Somewhat frustrated that I hadn't been able to get any long reading sessions in yet, I realized some early reviews would probably be out by then, so I went online to check out what kind of wav ...more
I find the most disturbing part of this entire story to be the way in which the appointed talking heads tried to slander Greenwald and Snowden afterwards. The story here isn't as much about what the NSA is collecting and what it isn't, as it is about how the powers that be don't like dissenting thought and how easy it is to turn the propaganda machine against someone.
Americans have become desensitized to losing their privacy. What ...more
لايوجد مكان تستطيع أن تحصل على حريتك منه وإلا تكون مُراقب , المواقع التي تتصفحها ،مواقع التواصل ، الإيميلات ،كل حاسوب يصل إليه الإنترنت فصار باحةً غير محمية من الأعين المراقبة.
"إدوارد سنودن" و" جلين جرينوالد " ومعهم لورا وصحيفة الغارديان ..شكلوا فريقًا لنشر تلك الوثائق التي حصل عليهاسنودن وبسببها فقد حقه في أن يعيش حرًا دون مطاردة ،وكان هذا الأمر لايعنيه
مايعنيه أن العالم والأشخاص يجب أن يعلموا حقيقة ماحدث ويحدث لهم من مراقبة مستمرة .
هنا ظهرت " ...more
These are a few comments on Citizenfour, which I watched last night.
There is nothing revelatory in the film, nothing you wouldn't know if you have been following Snowden and Greenwald's story and the facts about NSA surveillance here and abroad. What the film does give you is a chance to hear Snowden's side of things, as Laura Poitras was with him in the hotel in Hong Kong during the eight days that Greenwald interviewed Snowden a ...more
Beginning with his first contact with Snowden, his sojourn in Hong Kong, his meticulous assembling of the disclosures and his elucidation of the broader impl ...more
At the time – at least at first – it all sounded to me like the plot of ...more
It was outstanding – 5 stars.
Let’s start with the punchline from Warren and Brandeis in their 1890 Harvard Law Review article The Right to Privacy where they assert that the right to privacy is primarily a “right to be left alone.”
Ponder that for a moment.
It’s a hot topic in my household ...more
The first part of the book is about Greenwald being contacted by Snowden, Greenwald's trip to Hong Kong, and the media frenzy that ensued after the first revelation was posted in The Guardian ...more
As for the content of the book itself, oh well, the NSA spies on everybody so you might as well say goodbye to your privacy. Your mobs are being spied, the NSA can take control of your phone and listen to whatever you say. Not only that, Verizon and At&T are willing to hand everything over to the Agency or whatever secret service in order to keep the Nat ...more
No 5-star rating can possibly do justice to the importance of this book. Greenwald's arguments and revelations punch right to the core and make you step back and see the bigger picture in all its frightening clarity. Perfectly balancing the issues of mass surveillance, the role of journalism ...more
There are many who wish to claim that those who aren't engaged in anything illegal have no ...more
I chose this book for 9/11, not because it’s a story about the terrorist act, but because I see a clear bright line that can be traced from that day to the fear-mongering that birthed the Patriot Act and all of its restrictions on civil liberties to the security state that Edward Snowden (and Glenn Greenwald) defined in Snowden’s release of the NSA documents.
I keep thinking of the Ben Franklin quotation; “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purcha ...more
No Place to Hide reads like an action novella that transitions to polemic, leaving the reader with a bit of anxiety about "But what's going to happen to Snowden?!" during the polemic section. But don't worry: Greenwald heightens the emotional stakes once more by describing, in one damning quotation after another, the degree of coziness between specific member ...more
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