Glenn Greenwald is about release a shocking list of Americans Obama’s NSA has targeted for unconstitutional spying

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who published top secret National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden is about to reveal a shocking list of Americans the NSA has targeted for surveillance.

Glenn Greenwald, who worked through The Guardian to publish thousands of pages of leaked documents, is promoting his new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State. Speaking to The Sunday Times of London, Greenwald said:

“One of the big questions when is comes to domestic spying is, ‘Who have been the NSA’s specific targets?’ Are they political critics and dissidents and activists? Are they genuinely people we’d regard as terrorists? What are the metrics and calculations that go into choosing those targets and what is done with the surveillance that is conducted? Those are the kinds of questions that I want to still answer.”

Greenwald launched The Intercept earlier this year with a short-term mission of providing “a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.” The site’s long-term mission is to “produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues.” Greenwald will publish the names of those Americans targeted by the NSA at The Intercept.

Throughout his reporting of NSA documents and in his newly-released book, Greenwald has been a fierce critic of mainstream media outlets, who routinely collaborate with government agencies as “unbiased” sources on national security issues.

According to one review of Greenwald’s book:

The vitriolic exchanges between Greenwald and his fellow journalists are rich in mutual disdain but not very enlightening. To Greenwald, journalists who work for the mainstream media are courtiers serving the powerful. Those mainstream mavens in turn see Greenwald as an activist who doesn’t follow the rules of objectivity.

The release of Americans targeted by the NSA will be Greenwald’s “grand finale” performance. Greenwald said, “As with a fireworks show, you want to save your best for last. The last one is the one where the sky is all covered in spectacular multicoloured hues.”

You’ll be able to see if your name is on the list by checking Greenwald’s space at The Intercept.


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