Journalist NSA revelations: U.S. espionage does not reduce




Journalist NSA revelations: U.S. espionage does not reduce

Despite the NSA revelations of the past six months, Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who most revelations about espionage brought out, do not expect any changes. He has higher expectations of privacy software, and foreign governments.

Glenn Greenwald “The United States will not reduce voluntarily their surveillance capabilities”, as Greenwald said, although he stressed that people might expect, and that the U.S. government is also expected to create awareness. Greenwald did Skype the keynote speech at the CCC hackers conference in Hamburg, via a connection, the sound occasionally almost fell away.

Greenwald worked with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and revealed among other things that the secret services fiberglass cables bleeding, even in American technology, they would have loopholes in cloud services from Google, Apple and Microsoft, and that they build backdoors in encryption standards.

According to Greenwald does President Barack Obama of the United States as if he wants to reform the surveillance programs of the NSA, but is that in practice it. Thus, the panel that Obama set to hold according to the Greenwald espionage against the light is not so critical. “At best, the recommendations of the panel to make the general public to digest the spy programs of the NSA little easier,” says Greenwald. According to Greenwald, however, there is a risk that the recommendations of the adviescommite the spy programs do just met another, though he did not came about in detail.

“The NSA and other U.S. allies want privacy sweep,” says Greenwald. That while it is true, according to the journalist’s important that people can delusions. Themselves unobserved “The secret services do not focus on specific goals, but to all forms of communication.” The secret services even wanted wiretapping to intercept traffic aboard airlines proves it. “They could not bear the fact that people might think they are unobserved for a few hours,” says Greenwald.

The media have to endure: according to Greenwald, the U.S. and British media position themselves as allies of the secret services and their governments. Greenwald expects more from other governments that act together “and come up with alternatives, both legal regimes such as infrastructure,” said the journalist. Thus he refers to the strong dependence of the Internet on American companies and organizations at this time.

In addition, the journalist, who has always made that he is against the “surveillance state”, clearly hopes will be constrained by the use of privacy technology. “Privacy Technologies are not uncrackable, but a serious obstacle for surveillance,” says Greenwald. “The question is really this web tool for freedom, or a way to suppress the most serious way in the history of mankind people.” According to him, hackers, it can make the public of the CCC conference, the difference.

Greenwald asked during his keynote attention to the fate of Edward Snowden, the NSA documents leaked to Greenwald and Searching. By the United States Currently he has asylum in Russia. “The United States wants Snowden ends up behind bars for decades,” says Greenwald. “That they want because they are afraid that others will follow if he can have a comfortable life, his example,” says Greenwald.

Greenwald said to be that governments that the revelations of Snowden benefited not stand customizing. Surprised to Snowden Specifically, he mentioned Germany and France, who insisted that they were shocked by the revelations of former NSA employee. According to him, these countries have a moral obligation to defend the whistleblower and they would have to offer him asylum. Furthermore, early Greenwald attention to the situation of Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, who leaked documents to WikiLeaks and is currently serving a prison sentence of 35 years.

The journalist worked for the past few months on a book about the NSA revelations, he told the audience at the CCC. When Greenwald the NSA revelations brought out, he worked for the British newspaper The Guardian, but now he’s out of there, he begins with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar new media journalism. However, the NSA revelations despite his change of employer is not over yet, according to the words of Greenwald. “There is much more,” said the journalist.


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