In 2013, a team from VICE magazine travelled to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to interview American journalist and author Glenn Greenwald, the man responsible for breaking the biggest news story that year via the Guardian newspaper. He has worked closely with former NSA employer and whistleblower Edward Snowden to report on the NSA’s secret and unconstitutional programmes of mass surveillance. A former lawyer, Glenn Greenwald has an extremely sharp mind and in this absorbing interview, he explains the reasons behind his decision to work with Snowden and talks about some of the most pertinent and important issues of our time: privacy and freedom of expression. The interview goes deeper than a simple account of what happened in 2013 – Greenwald explains what exactly privacy means to the individual, and why it is so important for us in order to flourish as creative, free human beings
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