Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 5 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 4 (9 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   10 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Edward Snowden's Worst Fear Has Not Been Realized -- Thankfully

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 3   Supported 3   Valuable 3  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H1 6/15/13

Become a Fan
  (115 fans)

Indeed, Viviane Reding, the EU's justice commissioner, has, in the words of the New York Times, "demanded in unusually sharp terms that the United States reveal what its intelligence is doing with personal information of Europeans gathered under the Prism surveillance program revealed last week." She is particularly insistent that EU citizens be given some way to find out whether their communications were intercepted by the NSA.

In the wake of the Guardian's articles, I heard from journalists and even government officials from around the world interested in learning the extent of the NSA's secret spying on the communications of their citizens. These stories have resonated globally, and will continue to do so, because the NSA's spying apparatus is designed to target the shared instruments used by human beings around the world to communicate with one another.

The purpose of whistleblowing is to expose secret and wrongful acts by those in power in order to enable reform. A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts. Both purposes have been significantly advanced by the revelations thus far.

Twitter: @ggreenwald

Next Page  1  |  2

 

For the past 10 years, I was a litigator in NYC specializing in First Amendment challenges, civil rights cases, and corporate and securities fraud matters. I am the author of the New York Times Best-Selling book, How Would A Patriot (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system

US investigates possible WikiLeaks leaker for "communicating with the enemy"

Prosecution of Anonymous activists highlights war for Internet control

The myth of Obama's "blunders" and "weakness"

Are All Telephone Calls Recorded And Accessible To The US Government?

The Remarkable, Unfathomable Ignorance of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
8 people are discussing this page, with 10 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

The Europeans, whose top officials remember the ab... by Scott Baker on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 2:48:48 AM
Thank you to GG and Edward Snowden for your import... by Gretchen Hoekelman on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 8:22:55 AM
Glenn, I'd certa... by mhenriday on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 8:35:03 AM
get a quick court ruling that the violations of th... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 10:35:10 AM
a clownass Nasty Stupidity Administration leader s... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:31:40 AM
The "Numbers" now being released (With government ... by Paul Repstock on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 8:51:47 AM
Glenn states, "These revelations have also had ser... by Alan MacDonald on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 11:02:49 AM
  IBM and NSA CommonDreams article: "Cl... by Alan MacDonald on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 11:12:32 AM
As soon as the new season of 'American Idol' or an... by 911TRUTH on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 11:24:27 AM
Hillary Clinton ordered phone tapping of UN offici... by Carol Davidek-Waller on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 4:02:53 PM