No Place to Hide - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Glenn Greenwald
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Many proponents of the NSA argued that there really is no such thing as privacy anymore. Not only that, but metadata does not really invade privacy. However, these people refused to offer information to reporters that would be similar to that the NSA collects. Privacy is an important part of humanity. It is in privacy that people are able to be creative, dissident, or challenge authority. Without privacy, there is none of that.

Proponents of the NSA argue, as well, that only those with something to hide have anything to fear. However, as one reporter pointed out, most Americans have something to hide. Parents do not want their children to know about their love lives, while most employees do not want their current employer to know when they begin looking for work.

Being aware that they are under surveillance also changes the way in...

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