No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State (UK Edition)

By Glenn Greenwald

No position to conceal is a groundbreaking examine the NSA surveillance scandal, from the reporter who broke the story.

Investigative reporter for The mother or father and bestselling writer Glenn Greenwald, presents an in-depth look at the NSA scandal that has prompted a countrywide debate over nationwide protection and knowledge privateness. With extra revelations from files entrusted to Glenn Greenwald by means of Edward Snowden himself, this ebook explores the intense cooperation among inner most and the NSA, and the far-reaching outcomes of the government’s surveillance application, either regionally and in a foreign country.

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We agreed to provide the parent until eventually the following day to post the 1st article or we might discover different strategies. a few hours later, Ewen MacAskill got here to my room to get an replace on Snowden, whom he hadn’t but met. I shared with him my situation approximately delays. “You don’t have to worry,” he acknowledged in regards to the mother or father. “They’re very competitive. ” Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian’s longtime editor in leader in London used to be, Ewen guaranteed me, “very engaged” with the tale and “committed to publishing. ” I nonetheless considered Ewen as an organization guy yet was once feeling a bit larger approximately him, given his personal wish to submit speedy. After he left, I now instructed Snowden approximately Ewen touring with us, bearing on him because the Guardian’s “babysitter” and stated that i needed them to satisfy the following day. I defined that obtaining Ewen on board was once a tremendous step in making the dad or mum editors consider sufficiently cozy to submit. “No problem,” Snowden acknowledged. “But you recognize you've gotten a minder. That’s why they despatched him. ” Their assembly used to be vital. the subsequent morning, Ewen got here with us to Snowden’s inn and spent approximately hours wondering him, masking a lot of an analogous flooring I had the day earlier than. “How am i able to be aware of you're what you are saying you're? ” Ewen requested on the finish. “Do you might have any facts? ” Snowden pulled out from his suitcase a pile of records: his now-expired diplomatic passport, a former CIA id card, a driver’s license, and different govt identification. We left the lodge room jointly. “I’m thoroughly confident he’s real,” Ewen stated. “I have 0 doubts. ” In his view, there has been not any cause to attend. “I’m going to name Alan once we come back to the lodge and inform him we should always begin publishing now. ” From that time ahead, Ewen used to be totally built-in into our group. Laura and Snowden had either felt immediately pleased with him, and that i needed to confess to feeling a similar method. We learned that our suspicions have been fullyyt unfounded: lurking lower than the outside of Ewen’s mild-mannered, avuncular external used to be a fearless reporter desirous to pursue this tale in precisely the best way that all of us notion valuable. Ewen, not less than as he considered himself, wasn’t there to impose institutional constraints yet to file and, from time to time, to assist triumph over these constraints. in reality, in the course of our remain in Hong Kong, Ewen was once frequently the main radical voice, arguing in want of disclosures that now not even Laura or I—or, for that subject, Snowden—were convinced could be made but. I fast discovered that his advocacy for competitive reporting contained in the dad or mum will be important in conserving London absolutely at the back of what we have been doing, and it was once. once it used to be morning in London, Ewen and that i known as Alan jointly. i needed to express as essentially as attainable that I expected—demanded, even—that the mother or father commence publishing that day, and to get a transparent experience of the paper’s place. by way of that point—only my moment complete day in Hong Kong—I had mentally dedicated to taking the tale somewhere else if I sensed any great institutional hesitation.

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