In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Alan Rusbridger takes a long view of the efforts of government security apparatuses to bug our daily existences, including subverting online security, to make us safer. So, do you feel any safer?
In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.
Three-and-a-half months after NSA leaker Edward Snowden brought the U.S. government’s massive spying operations to the public, “Democracy Now!” spends an hour Monday with Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, the British newspaper that first reported the leaked documents.
“Allowing media power to be concentrated in the hands of a few multibillionaires will impoverish society,” says Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, who offers a seven-question test for whether a media organization is a potential menace to the public.