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My Twitter Exchange with Glenn Greenwald this Morning

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

The thing kind of speaks for itself: [View the story "My Twitter Exchange with Glenn Greenwald " on Storify]

What Exactly Was Edward Snowden’s Job?

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:29 PM

The New York Times the other day ran this story about an interview Edward Snowden gave to the Guardian in Moscow. The Guardian interview made a few waves because of Snowden’s claim that NSA analysts passed around racy photos they had intercepted. I was struck by a different aspect of it. The New York Times characterized it as follows: . . .
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On Glenn Greenwald’s Latest

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM

After a huge amount of pre-publication hype, Glenn Greenwald’s new capstone NSA story is out, and I find myself with little to say about it. Greenwald has gotten his hands on a spreadsheet listing the email addresses of people supposedly subject to FISA surveillance, and he has identified five Muslim Americans whose addresses are on . . .
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The Atlantic Reports that the ACLU Reports that Glenn Greenwald Will Report Bad Surveillance Stuff

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Over at the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf is reporting that Anthony Romero of the ACLU in a speech in Aspen is reporting that Glenn Greenwald someday soon will report that really bad surveillance stuff is happening: Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, told an Aspen Ideas Festival panel Wednesday that forthcoming revelations . . .
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Why Does the Omniscient Panopticon Tolerate Glenn Greenwald?

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Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:11 AM

If you believe Glenn Greenwald’s new book (which I reviewed here), the NSA’s appetite for gobbling up communications is unlimited. Legal controls on its behavior are trivial. Its much-repeated claim that it does not spy on American citizens is a lie. And its goal in its collection activities is political control over citizens, whom surveillance renders . . .
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Two Great Essays on Glenn Greenwald’s New Book

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:06 AM

The first is by George Packer, writing in Prospect: Some of the instances are more subtle than others, but spread over the several hundred pages of this book, they reveal a mind that has liberated itself from the basic claims of fairness. Once the norms of journalism are dismissed, a number of constraints and assumptions . . .
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Critical Comments by Rahul Sagar on My Post on Kinsley

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Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Rahul Sagar is Associate Professor at Yale NUS and the author of the terrific and timely Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy (reviewed favorably by Steven Aftergood on Lawfare and Eric Posner in TNR).  He writes in with some critical comments on my post last week on Michael Kinsley, to which I have . . .
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David Cole on Glenn Greenwald’s New Book

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM

The best review I have seen of Glenn Greenwald’s new book No Place to Hide is by David Cole in the Washington Post, who concludes: This is an important and illuminating book. It would have been more important and illuminating were Greenwald able to acknowledge that the choices we face about regulating surveillance in the . . .
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Munk Debate on State Surveillance

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM

The resolution at this Munk Debate in Toronto is “Be it resolved state surveillance is a legitimate defense of our freedoms.” Supporting the motion are former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. Opposing it are Glenn Greenwald and Reddit cofounder, Alexis Ohanian.

A Reply to Ryan Goodman

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Over at Just Security, the estimable Ryan Goodman of NYU Law School has responded to my post of Saturday taking on Glenn Greenwald over press eagerness to blow lawful classified programs. Goodman advances the remarkable claim that the legality of what he and Greenwald call “mass surveillance” is actually “an open legal question” under international law, and . . .
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A Very Brief Reply to Glenn Greenwald

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Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Over at his new publication, The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald has a piece taking to task those criticizing Edward Snowden for news stories that, in fact, reflect the editorial judgments of the newspapers that published them. I actually agree with Greenwald about this. I have criticized both the New York Times and the Washington Post for their editorial judgments . . .
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David Miranda Decision Gives Broad Scope to UK Detention Authority

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:45 AM

As I noted in an earlier post, the UK High Court in an opinion by Lord Justice John Laws dismissed David Miranda’s suit challenging his detention by the Metropolitan Police at London’s Heathrow Airport on August 18, 2013. Lord Justice Laws first considers Miranda’s claim that the Metropolitan Police acted beyond the scope of the . . .
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What I Am—And What I Am Not—Saying About Laura Poitras

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

This morning, Jane and I posted a critique of the New York Times‘s very silly story about non-NSA surveillance—by one foreign government against another foreign governments—surveillance not against US persons, surveillance which did not target lawyers. The story was headlined: “Spying by N.S.A. Ally Entangled U.S. Law Firm.” The story’s dual byline included Laura Poitras, a documentary . . .
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Readings: Sean Wilentz on Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange

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Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Over at the New Republic, Sean Wilentz has this fascinating long piece about the ideologies of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Glenn Greenwald. The bottom line, in Wilentz’s view, is that it’s odd that these people have become heroes of the Left, because Snowden, Greenwald, and Assange’s writings “reveal an agenda that even the leakers’ . . .
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The Snowden Disclosures, Glenn Greenwald and Canada

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

In another forum, my colleague, Rafal Rohozinski, made some interesting observations about the Greenwald/Snowden disclosures as they relate to Canada.  Rohozinski was formerly a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center and is now a senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK).  He is also the Founder of Sec Dev, one of the leading . . .
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Damning With the Faintest of Praise

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM

I had an interesting exchange on Twitter this morning with Glenn Greenwald about his description of me as a “virulent NSA defender.” He has now posted the following update to the post in question, which I’m sure will amuse some Lawfare readers, as it did me: On Twitter, Wittes objects to my description of him as a “virulent NSA . . .
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Putting A Lot of Distance Between Lawfare and the Lawfare Project

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Back when we founded Lawfare nearly three years ago, I got a call from a woman named Brooke Goldstein, who runs a group called The Lawfare Project based in New York. She was interested in possible collaboration, having noticed our name. We were trying to stand up Lawfare as its own independent voice, so this was not . . .
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Snowden — Glenn Greenwald’s Response

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Earlier today I linked to Walter Pincus’ assessment of the Snowden affair.   I now have Glenn Greenwald’s response.  Here’s some of what he had to say: Apparently, some establishment journalists have decided that the way to save a discredited and dying industry is to fill articles and columns speculating about the news-gathering process on a . . .
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What Conceivable Statement of Facts Could Have Produced this Order?

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:20 AM

[See below for an important correction to this post] I confess myself at a bit of a loss to understand the FISA Court order that Steve discussed earlier and that Glenn Greenwald disclosed at the Guardian. As Steve noted, the order required Verizon Business Network Services, under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, to produce . . .
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The Verizon/Section 215 Order and the Clapper Mindset

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:00 PM

This story from Glenn Greenwald is pretty alarming–but it pales in comparison to the FISA Court’s order itself, a copy of which is posted on the Guardian‘s website. In short, the FISA Court, acting under section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (known to history somewhat misleadingly as the “library records” provision), has required Verizon . . .
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