No Place to Hide Themes

Glenn Greenwald
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Privacy

This book discusses the debate over privacy. In the aftermath of Snowden’s release of NSA documents, the debate rages not around the invasion of privacy, but what it means to have privacy. Many of the proponents of the NSA argue that people without secrets have nothing to fear. Others claim that the collection of metadata is not an invasion of privacy. However, none of these proponents were willing to give out this information to a reporter who would publish them.

Privacy is important to humanity. Privacy allows for belief systems to build and grow, for the ability to be creative, for the ability to develop relationships. Without privacy, people act differently. They are not themselves. It is privacy that the NSA is taking away from the American people by collecting metadata that could tell stories that even the most mundane conversation could not. The author argues that...

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