I know this is not as exciting to some media figures as Snowden's asylum drama or his speculated personality traits. But that the NSA is collecting all forms of electronic communications between Americans as well as people around the world - and, as I've said many times, thereby attempting to destroy any remnants of privacy both in the US and globally - is as serious of a story as it gets, particularly given that it's all being done in secret. Here's another former NSA whistleblower, from the Post article, explaining why that is:
Monday, July 15, 2013
Greenwald: The Crux of the NSA Story: "Collect it All."
Glenn Greenwald offers his comments on a Washington Post profile of NSA director, General Keith Alexander. Originally I was just going to quote a couple of excerpts from Greenwald, but he's too good to pick out just a paragraph or two. So here's about two-thirds of it: