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No Place to Hide
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State | Glenn Greenwald
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 citizensand 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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MyNamesParadise
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Look at my #bookhaul from #BarnesandNoble last Thursday! All in the clearance section! Practical books, discounted yoga gear, a gift for my mom (you guessed it the Hollywood Love Stories one), and I've wanted to know know more about reflexology. Omg this is why going to Barnes & Noble is risky for me!! I can find a lot in the bargain section!!

Reviewsbylola I always have to browse their clearance selection! 6y
LeslieO Bargain section means no guilt shopping! 6y
MyNamesParadise @LeslieO my thoughts exactly!! 😜😜 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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Important reminder of the role of an adversarial #freepress in keeping our government honest. Greenwald is the Guardian reporter who broke the Snowden story and won a Pulitzer for his reporting on the NSA domestic surveillance program. #FirstAmendment

ARuralBlog I love this! 6y
LeslieO I'm reading Most Dangerous about Daniel Ellsburg and the Pentagon Papers. I'll bet there are some interesting comparisons! 6y
RobinW Very timely reminder! 6y
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Betty Reminds me of Woodward-Bernstein in the Nixon era (edited) 6y
ohyeahthatgirl He's so smart! I just listened to him on an episode of Intercepted. 6y
teebe ???? When in journalism school, they literally tell you your job is to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." (which is originally a quote from Finley Peter Dunne.) 6y
RealBooks4ever Yes to everything! ^^^ 6y
melbeautyandbooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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CaitlinByTheBook
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I highly recommend this book. It was enlightening and also troubling to read the details of government surveillance programs aimed at private citizens along with corporate cooperation amid marketing promises of security and privacy. If you value privacy, it's a worthwhile read. I do wish the author had provided his thoughts on what citizens can do now that we know about the widespread surveillance in place.

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carstenodgaard
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I bought this on release, but have not read it yet.

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J.M.Card
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Big bother is watching... I know it's cliche, but most definitely the US government is watching. Watching your every move. Well, not necessarily "your every move," but they definitely have the capabilities to trace your steps up to your latest one, if needed, or wanted.

Some call Snowden a hero, and some call him a traitor to the US for exposing certain secrets.

Educate yourself on the subject and see where you stand.

adesr16 Where do you stand? 3y
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DoodlesDistractions
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So I finally finished this. I came into this expecting it to be more of a reference book for each individual program used by the NSA; instead it was a narrative on the corruption of the US government on how it developed over time. Normally I liked this but it was slow pacing and hard to understand.

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DoodlesDistractions
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I AM SO CLOSE TO THE END! I don't know why this of all books is taking such a long time to finish, but so excited it's almost over!

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Converting the Internet into a system of surveillance thus guts it of its core potential. Worse, it turns the Internet into a tool of repression, threatening to produce the most extreme and oppressive weapon of state intrusion human history has ever seen.

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