Summary of No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald | Includes Analysis
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
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...
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|Publisher: ||Instaread, Inc|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781683782261 (DRM-EPUB)|
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