Glenn Greenwald to Publish Names of Americans NSA Spied On
“This will be the finale, a big missing piece.”
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“One of the big questions when it comes to domestic spying is, ‘Who have been the NSA’s specific targets?’” he told the Times. “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 has promised that this will be the “biggest” revelation of the nearly two million classified files he received from Edward Snowden, and that “Snowden’s legacy would be ‘shaped in large part’ by this ‘finishing piece’ still to come.” In a May interview with GQ, Greenwald spoke of this “finale:”
Greenwald told the Times that the names will be published on The Intercept, the website he established following his departure from The Guardian.
By powerfully simplifying the consequences of government surveillance, this disclosure has the potential of intensely reigniting the debate around privacy rights and the role of the NSA.
Stay tuned, you may find youself on the nation's newest enemies list!
Alyssa Figueroa is an associate editor at AlterNet