No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state / Glenn Greenwald.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, NY : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, Copyright date: ©2014Edition: First editionDescription: 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781627790734; 162779073X; 9781250062581; 1250062586Subject(s): Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States | Whistle blowing -- United States | Electronic surveillance -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: No place to hide.DDC classification: 327.12/06073 LOC classification: JF1525.W45 | G74 2014
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Contact -- Ten days in Hong Kong -- Collect it all -- The harm of surveillance -- The fourth estate.
Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald provides an in-depth look into the National Security Agency scandal that has triggered a national debate over national security and information privacy. With further revelations from documents entrusted to Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden himself, this book explores the extraordinary cooperation between private industry and the NSA, and the far-reaching consequences of the government's surveillance program, both domestically and abroad.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reviews provided by Syndetics
Library Journal ReviewJournalist and former constitutional lawyer Greenwald (With Liberty and Justice for Some) examines the impact of the revelations in the National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked to him by Edward Snowden. It's a fascinating read as Greenwald, a longtime writer on issues of national security and Guardian columnist at the time, describes his interactions with the whistle-blower and provides an erudite, complete time line of the events pre- and -postpublication of the classified information. -Greenwald dismisses the "collect it all" policy of the NSA, maintaining that its overarching surveillance powers-routinely collecting and quantifying data on billions of communications worldwide-don't prevent acts of terror. Drawing on political theory and psychology, Greenwald likewise explains that the argument that law-abiding citizens aren't affected is fundamentally flawed, because even the simple threat of universal surveillance impacts human behavior. He is scathing in his analysis of the "establishment media" (Washington Post, New York Times, etc.), both for what he views as deference to the U.S. government on matters of publication and their coverage of the leak, including the question of whether he himself is a journalist-or merely a "blogger" or "activist"-afforded constitutional press protection. In his analysis, the author breaks down the dense NSA subject matter and uses excerpts and slides from the documents to illustrate his points, making this work readable for even those unfamiliar with the technical concepts. VERDICT Greenwald's delineation of the NSA's actions, as well as his arguments for the right of privacy and a robust adversarial press, makes this book a must-read.-Amanda -Mastrull, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsGlenn 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 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.
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