Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters
Glenn Greenwald - Journalist
Glenn Greenwald is the journalist who has done the most to expose and explain the Edward Snowden files. Full bio
two kinds of people in the world,
want to hide what they're doing,
they don't actually believe it
words that privacy doesn't matter,
don't want other people to know.
through Google searches
debated this issue around the world,
publish whatever I find interesting.
information about ourselves online.
where we can be watched,
being watched, make decisions
century philosopher Jeremy Bentham,
of their individual members,
therefore it's almost become a cliche.
in a debate about surveillance,
monitors in people's homes,
the surveillance state that we face."
at any given moment."
of others being cast upon us,
are doing something wrong
reasons to care about privacy,
like plotting a terrorist attack
should want to avoid that lesson as well.
organizations in the world.
one of the things that happens
journalists with whom I was working
the most powerful country in the world
courage that Edward Snowden risked,
to prison for the rest of his life
in that kind of behavior as well.
relationship with Ed Snowden,
substance of the revelations
as this important historical actor
in moving the dial?
have been kept in the first place
privacy can be rejuvenated.
as we've seen at TED,
find it difficult to believe
do is take those secrets
ask journalists to publish them,
secrets to the government,
GG: Thank you very much.
About the speaker:Glenn Greenwald - Journalist
Glenn Greenwald is the journalist who has done the most to expose and explain the Edward Snowden files.
Why you should listen
As one of the first journalists privy to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s archives, Glenn Greenwald has a unique window into the inner workings of the NSA and Britain's GCHQ. A vocal advocate for civil liberties in the face of growing post-9/11 authoritarianism, Greenwald was a natural outlet for Snowden, who’d admired his combative writing style in Salon and elsewhere.
Since his original Guardian exposés of Snowden’s revelations, Pulitzer winner Greenwald continues to stoke public debate on surveillance and privacy both in the media, on The Intercept, and with his new book No Place to Hide -- and suggests that the there are more shocking revelations to come.
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