Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 18, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

The Energy Revolution Is In Reverse




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar
Why Socrates Died

Why Socrates Died

By Robin Waterfield
$17.99

more items

 
A/V Booth

Glenn Greenwald Challenges the Surveillance State

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Jul 6, 2012
YouTube/kgosztola

Glenn Greenwald

Some measure of privacy and secrecy for people is essential, especially when it comes to “effective activism,” the Salon blogger and former constitutional lawyer told an audience at the Socialism 2012 conference last week.

“It is in the private realm exclusively where things like dissent and creativity and challenges to orthodoxy reside. It’s only when you know that you can explore without external judgment, where you can experiment without eyes being cast upon you, [that] the opportunity for creating new paths [is] possible,” Greenwald said.

Greenwald went on to say that Americans can challenge attempts to invade their privacy by limiting themselves as much as possible to using cash for purchases; supporting groups such as Anonymous and WikiLeaks; using software that prevents governments and businesses from monitoring online activity, such as the Tor browser; and reading up on privacy rights at places like the Center for Constitutional Rights.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

kgosztola:

Advertisement

Square, Site wide
 

 

 


New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.