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Summary of No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald | Includes Analysis

 

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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...

 

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Title:Summary of No Place to Hide: by Glenn Greenwald , Includes AnalysisFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 19, 2016Publisher:Instaread, IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1683782267

ISBN - 13:9781683782261

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