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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

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ISBN13: 9781627790734
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In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden's disclosures.

Now for the first time, Greenwald fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity eleven-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA's unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.

Going beyond NSA specifics, Greenwald also takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on the government and their failure to serve the interests of the people. Finally, he asks what it means both for individuals and for a nation's political health when a government pries so invasively into the private lives of its citizens — and considers what safeguards and forms of oversight are necessary to protect democracy in the digital age. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.

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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 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 governments surveillance program, both domestically and abroad.

About the Author

Glenn Greenwald is the author of several bestsellers, including How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, one of America's top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek, and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, 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 a new media outlet, The Intercept.. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and various other television and radio outlets. He has won numerous awards for his NSA reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation. 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, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service.

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RickRickRick, May 27, 2014 (view all comments by RickRickRick)
In addition to being extremely well written, this is an incredibly salient and urgently important book about the Edward Snowden leaks, the NSA's open-ended Orwellian mission to "collect it all", and the state of journalism in the US and the UK. At times, the book reads like an engrossing spy novel and at other times a didactic lecture on NSA policies, which are so bizarre and obnoxiously over-reaching that you keep having to remind yourself that this is real. For example, the sample slides that Greenwald shares from internal NSA powerpoint presentations demonstrate a flagrant and grossly inappropriate disregard for the privacy rights of individual American citizens by NSA staff. It appears that this cocky disregard is built into the culture of the NSA, an unaccountable secret organization that has grown exponentially and steamrolled the constitutional rights of everyday Americans in the name of protecting them, -all while failing miserably to do so. Despite the NSA vacuuming up astronomical amounts of private communications data, the NSA has failed to stop or even come close to preventing the Boston Marathon bombing, too many to count school massacres, and other shooting sprees. Hence, not only is our right to privacy being violated at huge but secretive cost to the taxpayer, but we are receiving no benefit in return.

This was one of those books that I could hardly put down, -the kind where you're both hungry and have to pee but you keep reading until you can't take it any longer. The bravery displayed by the author, Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, and others in coming forward with the information contained in the NSA leaks is truly inspiring. These are people who are willing to sacrifice their lives as Americans and risk prosecution in the name of liberty and democracy.

The best thing that we can do, as Greenwald states, is to shed light on these secret and illegal activities so that they may be brought out into the open for debate by a democratic society that is supposed to be both by the people and for the people. Greenwald's book is a powerful light and the public debate over the past year is evidence of it's effectiveness. I strongly recommend this book and encourage you to read it and share it with friends. Here's hoping that significant positive changes come as result.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781627790734
Author:
Greenwald, Glenn
Publisher:
Metropolitan Books
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Law-Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Subject:
Security/Online/Saf
Subject:
Intelligence & Espionage
Subject:
Security / Online Safety & Privacy
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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 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 governments surveillance program, both domestically and abroad.

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