Glenn Greenwald

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Glenn Greenwald is a journalist, constitutional lawyer, and author of four New York Times best-selling books on politics and law. His most recent book, No Place to Hide, is about the U.S. surveillance state and his experiences reporting on the Snowden documents around the world. Prior to his collaboration with Pierre Omidyar, Glenn’s column was featured at The Guardian and Salon. He was the debut winner, along with Amy Goodman, of the Park Center I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2008, and also received the 2010 Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the abusive detention conditions of Chelsea Manning. For his 2013 NSA reporting, he received the George Polk award for National Security Reporting; the Gannett Foundation award for investigative journalism and the Gannett Foundation watchdog journalism award; the Esso Premio for Excellence in Investigative Reporting in Brazil (he was the first non-Brazilian to win), and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award. Along with Laura Poitras, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013. The NSA reporting he led for The Guardian was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

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NSA’s Top Brazilian Political and Financial Targets Revealed by New WikiLeaks Disclosure

NSA’s Top Brazilian Political and Financial Targets Revealed by New WikiLeaks Disclosure

As Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff returns from a trip to Washington delayed for almost two years over NSA spying, these new revelations — which extend far beyond the prior ones – are likely to reinvigorate tensions between the two nations.

A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

A Look at the Inner Workings of NSA’s XKEYSCORE

Documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed light on the inner workings of XKEYSCORE, one of the most extensive programs of mass surveillance in human history.

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

XKEYSCORE: NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

One of the NSA’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance makes tracking someone’s Internet usage as easy as entering an email address, and provides no built-in technology to prevent abuse.

Today’s Court Ruling, Though Expected, is Still Shocking — Especially for Those Who Grew Up LGBT in the U.S.

Today’s Court Ruling, Though Expected, is Still Shocking — Especially for Those Who Grew Up LGBT in the U.S.

Given how embedded, pervasive and recent anti-gay sentiment has been in the fabric of American life, witnessing the arrival of full-scale legal equality is surreal.

The Greatest Obstacle to Anti-Muslim Fearmongering and Bigotry: Reality

The Greatest Obstacle to Anti-Muslim Fearmongering and Bigotry: Reality

The think tank New America issued a report today documenting “the lethal terrorist incidents in the United States since 9/11.” It found that a total of 26 Americans have been killed by “deadly jihadist attacks” in the last 14 years, while almost double that number — 48 — have been killed by “deadly right wing attacks.”>>

Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research

JTRIG’s use of behavioral science research is emphasized as critical to its operations, including discussions of how to foster “obedience” and “conformity.”

Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law

Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law

GCHQ needed to reverse engineer software to hack into computer networks — so it decided to secretly reinterpret British law. Then it abused its newfound powers, ignoring internal guidelines.

Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings “Terrorism” Again Shows It’s a Meaningless Propaganda Term

Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings “Terrorism” Again Shows It’s a Meaningless Propaganda Term

In February 2010, a man named Joseph Stack deliberately flew his small airplane into the side of a building that housed a regional IRS office in Austin, Texas, just as 200 agency employees were starting their workday. Along with himself, Stack killed an IRS manager and injured 13 others. Stack was an anti-tax, anti-government fanatic, and>>

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods

The British Murdoch-owned paper publishes a report trying to exploit this mindset: “If some anonymous government officials said it, and journalists repeat it while hiding who they are, I guess it must be true.”

Major Questions Remain Unanswered in Boston Killing of Alleged ISIS Beheading Plotter

Major Questions Remain Unanswered in Boston Killing of Alleged ISIS Beheading Plotter

The same law enforcement agencies that killed Ussamah Rahim branded him an ISIS terrorist and the media dutifully complied.