No Place to Hide

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1627790748

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7022

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 and whistleblower 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 ten-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.

No Place to Hide

Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241968987

Category:

Page: 272

View: 5097

In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald published a series of reports in the Guardian which rocked the world.The reports revealed shocking truths about the extent to which the National Security Agency had been gathering information about US citizens and intercepting communication worldwide, and were based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden to Greenwald.Including new revelations from documents entrusted to Greenwald by Snowden, this essential book tells the story of Snowden and the NSA and examines the far-reaching consequences of the government's surveillance program, both in the US and abroad.

No Place to Hide

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 0771036795

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 478

GLENN GREENWALD is the author of several best sellers, 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 and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy for 2013, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October, 2013, and is now building a new media organization. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and various other television and radio outlets. His NSA reporting in 2013 has won numerous awards, including the top investigative journalism award for the 2013 Online Journalism 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 is also the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009 and the 2010 Online Journalism Association Award for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Bradley Manning. He is a frequent guest lecturer on college campuses and his work has appeared in many newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The American Conservative.

No Place to Hide

Author: Robert O'Harrow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743287053

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7457

A behind-the-scenes look at some of the less favorable aspects of today's surveillance-based society discusses how the government and private marketing companies are using modern technology to protect homeland security and fight the war on terror at the expense of personal privacy and civil liberties. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

With Liberty and Justice for Some

How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466805765

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 1809

From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America From the nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. But over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished. Instead, a two-tiered system of justice ensures that the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, licensed to act without restraint, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with Obama's shielding of Bush-era officials from prosecution, Glenn Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud. Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for everyone else.

The Snowden Files

The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Author: Luke Harding

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804173532

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5766

Now a major motion picture, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden’s astonishing story—from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story—touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector—while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative—and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The WikiLeaks Files

The World According to US Empire

Author: WikiLeaks

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 178168944X

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 8780

What Cablegate tells us about the reach and ambitions of US Empire. Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 with the release of 251,287 top-secret State Department cables, which revealed to the world what the US government really thinks about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It brought to the surface the dark truths of crimes committed in our name: human rights violations, covert operations, and cover-ups. The WikiLeaks Files exposes the machinations of the United States as it imposes a new form of imperialism on the world, one founded on tactics from torture to military action, to trade deals and “soft power,” in the perpetual pursuit of expanding influence. The book also includes an introduction by Julian Assange examining the ongoing debates about freedom of information, international surveillance, and justice. An introduction by Julian Assange—writing on the subject for the first time—exposes the ongoing debates about freedom of information, international surveillance, and justice. With contributions by Dan Beeton, Phyllis Bennis, Michael Busch, Peter Certo, Conn Hallinan, Sarah Harrison, Richard Heydarian, Dahr Jamail, Jake Johnston, Alexander Main, Robert Naiman, Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Linda Pearson, Gareth Porter, Tim Shorrock, Russ Wellen, and Stephen Zunes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Who Guards the Guardians - Secrecy in Government

Author: Rahul Sagar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691149879

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 1126

"In this provocative and original book, Rahul Sagar resolves a core dilemma of executive power in a democracy. He shows how the justification for secrecy and accountability for its misuse both hover outside the normal legal order. Elegant in its symmetry and uncanny in its timing."--Jeffrey K. Tulis, University of Texas at Austin "Rahul Sagar investigates the mirror problems of government secrecy and the leaking of government secrets. There are no easy solutions to these problems, and Sagar doesn't pretend there are. Instead, he provides a rigorous, judicious, and clear-eyed analysis of the tradeoffs that policymakers must make, and the uneasy compromises that must be reached. The book comes at a vital time, and is indispensable for current debates about NSA surveillance and related counterterrorism activities."--Eric A. Posner, coauthor of The Executive Unbound "A truly excellent and provocative book. Secrets and Leaks makes an outstanding contribution to an issue of contemporary concern that will not go away--and will probably become far more serious--in the future."--Sanford Levinson, author of Our Undemocratic Constitution "Sagar examines the very hot topic of the role of leaks and whistleblowing in democracy. He argues that they are fundamental to democratic politics generally and American democracy specifically, but he is subtle and informed enough to recognize the dangers of whistleblowing, particularly on matters of national security. Sagar could well launch a new literature on the subject."--Corey Brettschneider, author of When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?

Time of the Octopus

Based on the true story of whistleblower Edward Snowden

Author: Anatoly Kucherena

Publisher: Glagoslav Publications B.V. via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1911414119

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3935

A frightening, prophetic vision of our world... In Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, fugitive US intelligence officer Joshua Kold is held in limbo, unable to leave the airport’s transit area. He is on the run, after blowing the lid off the terrifying reach of covert American global surveillance operations. Will the Russian authorities grant him asylum, or will they hand him over the clutches of the global octopus eager for revenge for his betrayal? As this gripping psychological and political thriller unfolds, a Moscow lawyer takes Kold to a secret bunker and grills him intently on just why he did it. Upon Kold’s answers hang not only his own fate, but much, much more as the true extent of this chilling 1984 world unfolds. Anatoly Kucherena is the famous Russian lawyer who took on the case of the American whistleblower Edward Snowden whose revelations about US intelligence operations sent shockwaves around the world in 2013. Time of the Octopus is a fiction, but it is based on Kucherena’s own interviews with Snowden at Sheremetyevo, and provides the basis for Oliver Stone’s major Hollywood movie ‘Snowden’ starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the movie events of 2016. According to Stone, "Anatoly has written a 'grand inquisitor'-style Russian novel weighing the soul of his fictional whistleblower against the gravity of a 1984 tyranny that has achieved global proportions. His meditations on the meaning of totalitarian power in the 21st century make for a chilling, prescient horror story.” Is Kold simply a traitor, or the courageous hero of a terrifying struggle against the dark forces of oppression? Translated by John Farndon with Akbota Sultanbekova and Olga Nakston.

Dark Mirror

Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State

Author: Barton Gellman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473511127

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6297

Barton Gellman’s informant called himself ‘Verax’ – the truth-teller. It was only later that Verax unmasked himself as Edward Snowden. By that point he had already shared thousands of files with Gellman. Dark Mirror is the ultimate inside account of the vast, global surveillance network that now pervades all our lives. Gellman’s primary role in bringing Snowden’s revelations to light, for which he shared the Pulitzer prize, is only the beginning of this gripping real-life spy story. Snowden unlocked the door: here Gellman describes what he found on the other side over the course of a years-long journey of investigation. It is also the story of his own escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries after he discovered his own name on a file in the NSA document trove and realised that he himself was under attack. Through a gripping narrative of paranoia, clandestine operations and jaw-dropping revelations, Dark Mirror delineates in full for the first time the hidden superstructure that connects government espionage with Silicon Valley and the most powerful corporation whose name you’ve never heard. Who is spying on us and why? Here are the answers.

A 30-Minute Summary of Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Author: Glenn Greenwald,Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781500167509

Category: Computers

Page: 92

View: 7459

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. No Place to Hide: A 30-minute Summary of Glenn Greenwald's book Inside this Instaread Summary: Overview of the entire book Introduction to the Important people in the book Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book Key Takeaways of the book A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Edward Snowden first contacted Glenn Greenwald on December 1, 2012, using the alias name Cincinnatus. Snowden is a former Senior Advisor to the NSA, a former Field Officer with the CIA, and a former lecturer for the United States Defense Intelligence Agency. He had confidential information he wanted to share with Greenwald, but would only do it if he knew their connection was secure. Greenwald is a journalist known for his reporting on the wrongdoings of the National Security Agency (NSA). Snowden wanted Greenwald to use PGP (pretty good privacy) encryption on his computer so that he could safely send him some information that he had gathered. Although Greenwald considered adding these extra security measures to his computer, he was very busy with other things and did not want to take the time to put the complicated software in place. Snowden sent him a guide on how to add the encryption, but Greenwald still took no action. Snowden offered to find someone who could help Greenwald install the system. Without positive proof that the information Snowden had was really newsworthy, Greenwald did not feel motivated to take the steps necessary to install the PGP encryption. However, without a secure form of communication in place, Snowden was unwilling to risk sharing the information he had with Greenwald. This communication between the two took place over several weeks and then came to a standstill. On April 18, Laura Poitras contacted Greenwald. Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker who is known for fearlessly taking risks in making her films. She made three films about the conduct of the United States during the war on terror, which made her a target of government officials whenever she entered or left the country. Poitras wanted to talk to Greenwald about something but would only do it in person and in private in a secure location...

How Would a Patriot Act?

Defending American Values from a President Run Amok

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Working Assets Pub

ISBN: 9780977944002

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 7748

Proposes that a creeping extremism has taken hold of the federal government and, to remain true to America's founding principles, argues that society must fight against the president's unlimited and unchecked powers.

A Tragic Legacy

How a Good Vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307354288

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 7749

A critical look at George W. Bush, his administration, and its legacy argues that Bush's ignorant, black-and-white view of the world, as well as the complex domestic issues of the time, the incompetence of his cronies during hurricane Katrina, and the increasing lack of Middle East stability, will have profound implications for the United States and its future. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Snowden Reader

Author: David P. Fidler

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253017386

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 4643

When Edward Snowden began leaking NSA documents in June 2013, his actions sparked impassioned debates about electronic surveillance, national security, and privacy in the digital age. The Snowden Reader looks at Snowden’s disclosures and their aftermath. Critical analyses by experts discuss the historical, political, legal, and ethical issues raised by the disclosures. Over forty key documents related to the case are included, with introductory notes explaining their significance: documents leaked by Snowden; responses from the NSA, the Obama administration, and Congress; statements by foreign leaders, their governments, and international organizations; judicial rulings; findings of review committees; and Snowden’s own statements. This book provides a valuable introduction and overview for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines to understand this historic episode.

Beyond Snowden

Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA

Author: Timothy H. Edgar

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815730640

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9946

Safeguarding Our Privacy and Our Values in an Age of Mass Surveillance America’s mass surveillance programs, once secret, can no longer be ignored. While Edward Snowden began the process in 2013 with his leaks of top secret documents, the Obama administration’s own reforms have also helped bring the National Security Agency and its programs of signals intelligence collection out of the shadows. The real question is: What should we do about mass surveillance? Timothy Edgar, a long-time civil liberties activist who worked inside the intelligence community for six years during the Bush and Obama administrations, believes that the NSA’s programs are profound threat to the privacy of everyone in the world. At the same time, he argues that mass surveillance programs can be made consistent with democratic values, if we make the hard choices needed to bring transparency, accountability, privacy, and human rights protections into complex programs of intelligence collection. Although the NSA and other agencies already comply with rules intended to prevent them from spying on Americans, Edgar argues that the rules—most of which date from the 1970s—are inadequate for this century. Reforms adopted during the Obama administration are a good first step but, in his view, do not go nearly far enough. Edgar argues that our communications today—and the national security threats we face—are both global and digital. In the twenty first century, the only way to protect our privacy as Americans is to do a better job of protecting everyone’s privacy. Beyond Surveillance: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA explains both why and how we can do this, without sacrificing the vital intelligence capabilities we need to keep ourselves and our allies safe. If we do, we set a positive example for other nations that must confront challenges like terrorism while preserving human rights. The United States already leads the world in mass surveillance. It can lead the world in mass surveillance reform.

Edward Snowden

A Biography

Author: Mike Hampton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544074924

Category:

Page: 52

View: 4142

Edward Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, and former contractor for the United States government, who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without prior authorization. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, with the cooperation of telecommunication companies and European governments. In 2013, Snowden was hired by an NSA contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton, after previous employment with Dell and the CIA. On May 20, 2013, Snowden flew to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an NSA facility in Hawaii, and in early June he revealed thousands of classified NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill. Snowden came to international attention after stories based on the material appeared in The Guardian and The Washington Post. Further disclosures were made by other publications including Der Spiegel and The New York Times. On June 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property. On June 23, he flew to Moscow, Russia, where he remained for over one month. Russian authorities granted him asylum for one year, which was later extended to three years. As of 2016, he was still living in an undisclosed location in Russia while seeking asylum elsewhere. His asylum has as of January 18, 2017 been renewed for a further 3 years, until 2020. A subject of controversy, Snowden has been variously called a hero, a whistleblower, a dissident, a traitor and a patriot. His disclosures have fueled debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy, and the balance between national security and information privacy.

Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Author: Bruce Schneier

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244822

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1202

“Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky “Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay Shirky Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick, or pregnant. Your e-mails and texts expose your intimate and casual friends. Google knows what you’re thinking because it saves your private searches. Facebook can determine your sexual orientation without you ever mentioning it. The powers that surveil us do more than simply store this information. Corporations use surveillance to manipulate not only the news articles and advertisements we each see, but also the prices we’re offered. Governments use surveillance to discriminate, censor, chill free speech, and put people in danger worldwide. And both sides share this information with each other or, even worse, lose it to cybercriminals in huge data breaches. Much of this is voluntary: we cooperate with corporate surveillance because it promises us convenience, and we submit to government surveillance because it promises us protection. The result is a mass surveillance society of our own making. But have we given up more than we’ve gained? In Data and Goliath, security expert Bruce Schneier offers another path, one that values both security and privacy. He brings his bestseller up-to-date with a new preface covering the latest developments, and then shows us exactly what we can do to reform government surveillance programs, shake up surveillance-based business models, and protect our individual privacy. You'll never look at your phone, your computer, your credit cards, or even your car in the same way again.

How America Lost Its Secrets

Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Author: Edward Jay Epstein

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0451494563

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 9922

Challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable the United States' national security systems have become.

National Security Issues

Author: Daniel D. Pegarkov

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600211355

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 2188

The 9/11 terrorist attacks have sparked a wildfire of debates. There are several issues that serve as the source of these debates but they are all based on one of two common concerns: either the balance of power between the people and the U.S. government, or the efficiency of the nation's security resources. How far should the government be able to infringe upon the people's constitutional rights to expression, privacy, religious worship etc. to ensure the safety of its people? And how far will the people be willing to let those rights be infringed upon, if they are even aware that they exist. It is a strange dichotomy that is ironic when one considers that the war on terrorism is being fought in the name of freedom. The other concern was born from questions of whether or not 9/11 could have been prevented and if more lives could have been saved during the tragedy if the nation's security infrastructure was better organised. This book examines these various issues and debates.

Does State Spying Make Us Safer?

The Munk Debate on Mass Surveillance

Author: Michael Hayden,Alan Dershowitz,Glenn Greenwald,Alexis Ohanian

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770898425

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 866

Does government surveillance make us safer? The thirteenth Munk Debate, held in Toronto on Friday, May 2, 2014, pitted Michael Hayden and Alan Dershowitz against Glenn Greenwald and Alexis Ohanian to debate whether state surveillance is a legitimate defence of our freedom — the democratic issue of the moment. In a risk-filled world, democracies are increasingly turning to large-scale state surveillance, at home and abroad, to fight complex and unconventional threats — but is it justified? For some, the threats more than justify the current surveillance system, and the laws and institutions of democracies are more than capable of balancing the needs of individual privacy with collective security. But for others, we are in peril of sacrificing to a vast and unaccountable state surveillance apparatus the civil liberties that guarantee citizens’ basic freedoms and our democratic way of life. In this edition of the Munk Debates, former head of the CIA and NSA Michael Hayden and civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz square off against journalist Glenn Greenwald and reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to debate the legitimacy of state surveillance. With issues of Internet privacy increasingly gaining prominence, the Munk Debate on the Surveillance State asks: Should government be able to monitor our activities in order to keep us safe?