No Place to Hide - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Glenn Greenwald
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The day after arriving in Hong Kong, Greenwald and Poitras met Snowden at his hotel after some clandestine behavior. Snowden took them to his room. Snowden then took their cellphones and placed them in a refrigerator because it was possible for someone to remotely activate the phones and listen in to the conversation. Poitras then set up her camera in order to film their conversation.

The conversation began awkwardly. Greenwald, who was formerly a litigator, interrogated Snowden about his childhood and other aspects of his life. He was aggressive, determined to make Snowden reveal every aspect of himself and his past. Greenwald learned that Snowden was the child of low-middle class federal employees. Snowden dropped out of high school because he felt unchallenged, but used his extensive technological knowledge to get freelance work. Snowden then followed in the footsteps of his family members and...

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