No place to hide glenn greenwald audiobook
Editions of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And the U.S. Surveillance State (Unabridged)
Edward Snowden might claim to be a patriot because he tried to restore integrity to U. What he actually did was reveal how far state-sponsored surveillance has metastasized beyond its sole legitimate mission: to protect U. Of course, the problem with acts of terrorism is that prosecuting perpetrators after the fact concedes the initiative. Thinking that someone might commit a crime is not probable cause. Actual intent and specific steps leading toward acting on that intent are necessary for an arrest to be justified.
Cancel anytime. In , year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.
Cancel anytime. In May , 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. 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. 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. It can be broken up into three main parts. The first deals with Greenwald's contact with Snowden and their collaboration to leak the documents.
Narrator L. Ganser takes on Greenwald's prose as the reporter recounts his interactions with Edward Snowden, breaking the story on the NSA's illegal actions against Americans, and the political aftermath that followed--for him and for Snowden. The audiobook is best when Greenwald recounts what happened and why. It falls short during the middle section, which focuses on various documents and their details. Eventually, it becomes monotonous, due to the naming conventions and legalese, which listeners cannot simply skim over. In an authoritative voice, Ganser captures the tone of concern that emanates from Greenwald's account. He provides good rhythm and emphasis, particularly around the more challenging passages.
In May , 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 twenty-nine-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. Now 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 documents from the Snowden archive. Fearless and incisive, No Place to Hide has already sparked outrage around the globe and been hailed by voices across the political spectrum as an essential contribution to our understanding of the U. Greenwald amplifies our understanding of the N. Vital for anyone interested in civil liberties. No Place to Hide is also a morality tale about the personal courage required of Snowden and Greenwald and his colleagues to expose government wrongdoing and the risk to their lives, liberties, and properties in doing so.