No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the by Glenn Greenwald

By Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald's No position to conceal is the tale of 1 of the best nationwide safety leaks in US history.

In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald released a chain of stories within the father or mother which rocked the world.
The studies printed surprising truths concerning the quantity to which the nationwide protection enterprise were accumulating information regarding US electorate and intercepting communique world wide, and have been in accordance with files leaked by way of former nationwide protection service provider worker Edward Snowden to Greenwald.

Including new revelations from records entrusted to Greenwald via Snowden, this crucial booklet tells the tale of Snowden and the NSA and examines the far-reaching outcomes of the government's surveillance software, either within the US and abroad.

'The very first thing I do whilst I activate the pc within the morning is visit Glenn Greenwald's web publication. he's actually certainly one of our best writers correct now' - Michael Moore

'The most vital voice to have entered the political discourse in years' - invoice Moyers

Glenn Greenwald is the writer of numerous US bestsellers, together with How could A Patriot Act?, and a sad Legacy. Acclaimed as one of many twenty-five such a lot influential political commentators by means of The Atlantic, Greenwald is a former constitutional legislations and civil rights legal professional. He has been a columnist for the dad or mum due to the fact that August 2012 and his paintings has seemed in several newspapers and political information magazines, together with the hot York occasions and the l. a. occasions.

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But again, there appeared to be a reticence about handing over too much decision-making about content hierarchy – that is, the prominence with which an item is displayed, an indication of its perceived value or importance. Making such judgments is another role journalists seemed to feel they could and should exercise themselves. “You have to give your users the opportunity to personalize content to their own preferences and needs,” said an online editor at Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium). us or digg. com, a capability that has continued to expand in recent years.

While the main discussion took place in its own space, the opening comment would appear below the story. Journalists took an even more active role at De Standaard (Belgium), not just initiating the debate but also pre-moderating user submissions before they were published. Most often, though, newsrooms ceded a significant level of independence to audience-led forums. An editor at Focus (Germany) explained that the newspaper did not apply the same strict criteria to forums that it did to comments, such as demanding a clear focus and proper spelling.

Journalists are pressured by a heavy workload that demands, among other things, continual updates across multiple media platforms. Under these circumstances, user contributions become increasingly valuable if not vital for newsrooms, particularly in the initial stages of the journalistic work process that we described in Chapter 2. One of the ways in which users act as newsroom scouts, our interviewees said, is by serving as idea generators. “Our journalists say they increasingly get tips from readers, especially for local news,” said an editor at Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium).

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